Greeley dad dies on way to see birth of son

Posted at 2:13 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 18:34:12-05

A Greeley man who was on his way to see his wife give birth to his second son has died after colliding with a semitrailer on U.S. 85 near the Wyoming border. He crashed less than 30 minutes before his son Kaleb was born.

The Greeley Tribune reports 29-year-old Jorge Serrano left work at the Wal-Mart distribution center in Cheyenne Monday when he heard his wife was in labor at North Colorado Medical Center.

Authorities say Serrano had lost control of his vehicle on the icy roadway, drifted across the center line and smashed head-on into the semitrailer.

The semitrailer driver wasn't seriously injured.

The crash comes less than a month after another Colorado man driving his pregnant wife to the hospital crashed and died near Fort Collins after apparently suffering some kind of medical problem.

The Colorado State Patrol suspects Serrano was driving too fast for conditions.



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