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Troopers identify two people killed in head-on crash near Wyoming state line

Posted at 11:35 AM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 13:35:47-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. -- The Colorado State Patrol has identified two drivers killed in a head-on crash on Highway 85 near the Colorado-Wyoming state line over the weekend.

Andrew Parish, 28, of Greeley and Martin Cornelio-Hernandez, 51, were both pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

The crash occurred at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday, approximately seven miles south of the Wyoming border. 

Troopers said Parish was driving a 2004 Chrysler Sebring northbound in the southbound lanes of the highway when he crashed into a 2000 Mazda pickup driven by Cornelio-Hernandez. It isn't clear why Parish was going the wrong way.

Troopers said speed and alcohol are both likely factors in the crash but further details weren't immediately available.