UPDATE: Two killed in brutal accident west of Norwood, Sheriff blames Crown Rally
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office has announced that two men have been killed in what officials are saying is one of the most horrific traffic accidents they have ever seen. The victims were traveling at speeds over 140 miles per hour when their car flew off the highway, jumped a fence, rolled several times, and ejected the driver.
The two men, a 43-year-old and a 38-year-old, were both from Illinois. They were traveling in a high-performance sports car with a “Crown Rally” car hobbyist group.
“I am terrible sorry these two men were killed in what was a preventable incident,” Sherriff Bill Masters said. “I don’t appreciate what amounts to reckless and intentional disregard for the people of our county. They could have killed an innocent motorist. Crown Rally needs to re-think what they’re doing out on the roads.”
More details will be released as they are available.
SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday afternoon that part of Highway 141 is closed at mile marker 41 due to an accident.
The accident involved a single vehicle with multiple fatalities. It is not currently known how many are dead or injured, or why the accident occurred.
More details will be released as they become available.
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