LONGMONT, Colo. — One woman died following a T-bone crash in Longmont Thursday evening, and a 3-year-old, who was ejected out of a vehicle, was seriously injured.
On Thursday at 5:57 p.m., police and firefighters in Longmont responded to E. 17th Avenue and Alpine Street after receiving a report of a crash involving two vehicles. The intersection is controlled by a signal light.
According to a preliminary investigation from the Longmont Police Department, the driver of a Ford Explorer was driving eastbound on E. 17th Avenue at Alpine Street and the driver of a Subaru Forester was traveling northbound on Alpine Street at E. 17th Avenue. The vehicles entered the intersection at the same time, resulting in a front-to-side — or T-bone — crash.
The Ford rolled over and a 28-year-old woman from Longmont was ejected. She was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said. A 3-year-old was also ejected from the Ford and was transported to a hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Police said they believe the woman was not wearing a seatbelt and the child was not properly secured.
Her identity has not been released.
The driver of the northbound Subaru, a 19-year-old woman from Longmont, had minor injuries and was released at the scene, police said.
Police said they think the woman in the Ford failed to yield the right-of-way and entered the intersection when she had a red light. They do not know if drugs, alcohol or speed is related to this crash.
This incident remains under investigation. Anybody with information on this crash should contact CSO Greg Noyes at 303-774-4458 or firstname.lastname@example.org.