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CSP: 2 dead in four-vehicle crash on Highway 52 west of Hudson

Posted at 10:11 AM, Feb 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 20:06:21-05

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – At least two people were killed Friday morning in a crash on Highway 52 west of Hudson, and several others were injured.

The four-vehicle crash happened near the intersection of Highway 52 and Weld County Road 41 around 8 a.m.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said a 29-year-old woman who was driving one of the four vehicles is confirmed to have died in the crash, and another trooper at the scene confirmed there was a second fatality from that vehicle -- a 6-year-old child.

Officials had previously said the woman was 20 years old and her child was 5 years old.

Cutler told Denver7 that another child of the woman's, age 3, was hospitalized after the crash and was in critical condition. There was also a baby in the car who was not seriously injured, a CSP spokesman said.

Cutler added that another driver was ejected from the vehicle in the crash and was also in critical condition. The two other drivers were not severely injured.

Cutler said that investigators believe that fog in the area may have been a factor in the crash, and that it was believed the 29-year-old driver ran through a stop sign and didn't see the other driver coming down Highway 52.

The other two vehicles then hit the first two vehicles involved. CSP says Good Samaritans at the scene performed CPR on the victims and grabbed clothes and blankets out of their vehicles to keep the victims warm.

Highway 52 reopened at 2:30 p.m. after being closed for hours.