Eight-Year-Old Boy Killed in Crash

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An eight-year-old boy is dead after a dump truck rear ended a minivan near Olathe. The Colorado State Patrol is still investigating but says initial reports show the boy might not have been wearing a seatbelt.

The crash happened just before noon on Thursday. Troopers say 43-year-old Cendie Mccracken was driving her van westbound on Highway 50 and stopped at the intersection of Highway 348.

That's when they say a dump truck towing a trailor failed to stop and ran into the back of her vehicle.

The crash sent the van flying through the intersection and into a utility pole.

Mccracken, her 14 year old daughter and one-year-old had to be taken to Montrose Memorial Hospital for minor injuries, but her eight-year-old son didn't make it.

48-year-old Ronald Wilborn was driving the dump truck. He wasn't hurt, but was ticketed for careless driving causing a death.

Troopers are still investigating but say they've ruled out drugs, alcohol and speed.

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