Montrose man killed in double fatal crash on Monarch Pass

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A Montrose man and a man from El Paso, Texas are dead after an accident on Highway 50 on Monarch Pass between Gunnison and Salida.

The accident happened at around 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Colorado State Patrol says the accident involved five vehicles.

Troopers say 79-year-old Ray Stout from Montrose was killed in the crash.

They say Stout was driving an RV when he crossed the center line and sideswiped a car that then hit another car. The occupants of both vehicles were uninjured. Stout’s RV then crashed head-on into a Nissan killing the driver, Miguel Solis, 68 from El Paso, Texas. Solis's wife, Felipa Solis was taken to a Grand Junction hospital with serious injuries. Her condition is unknown at this time.

A Lexus was struck by debris from the crash but no one was injured.

The crash remains under investigation.


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  • by Dennis Location: El Paso, TX on Jul 5, 2009 at 10:08 PM
    Having driven through Monarch Pass in daylight, I can see how a careless, and quick cross of the yellow line can cause an accident, especially coming from the east to west. My condolences to both families. Felipa is a darling lady whom we revere here in El Paso. She's such a positive voice in El Paso's arts and culinary arts communities here. Mickey was a vibrant part of El Paso, especially in the south-central part of the city. We will miss him. We wish Felipa a speedy recovery. Love, Dennis
  • by DAVID Location: EL PASO, TX on Jul 5, 2009 at 09:02 PM
    EL PASO IS IN SHOCK. REST IN PEACE MIKE.
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