Young victim in fatal Hwy 50 crash identified, teen in critical condition

DELTA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - Colorado State Patrol has released the identity of the 20-year-old Olathe woman who died in a crash on Highway 50 Saturday.

Troopers say 49-year-old Rama Martin of Montrose was driving a Suzuki Sidekick east on Highway 50 just eight miles outside Delta when she went off the road for some reason and rolled the SUV four times.

Twenty-year-old Allissa Blake from Olathe was riding shot-gun and died on scene. She was wearing her seat belt.

Martin was also wearing her seat belt and suffered only minor injuries, as did a one-year-old who was properly restrained in a car seat.

Troopers say 15-year-old Kurston Howard of Montrose was the only one not wearing her seat belt. She was ejected and flown to a Grand Junction hospital. She remains in the hospital and is listed in critical condition according to hospital officials.

Officials don’t believe speed or alcohol played a factor in the crash and haven’t filed charges yet.

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