CSP: Alcohol contributing factor in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 160


ALAMOSA COUNTY — Alcohol was believed to have been a contributing factor in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night, June 16, on state Highway 160, a half-mile east of Milepost 246, according to Colorado State Patrol. The occupants of the vehicles were treated for serious to moderate injuries at a nearby hospital.

At approximately 9:53 p.m., a blue 2014 Mini Cooper driven by Gloria Dominguez, 22, from Alamosa, was traveling eastbound on Colorado Highway 160. A silver 2011 Cadillac driven by Arianna Hope, 19, from Alamosa was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 160.

The Mini Cooper traveled into the westbound lane. The Cadillac traveled into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision, according to CSP.

The Cooper traveled back into the eastbound lane colliding with the Cadillac head-on, CSP reported.

Following impact, the Mini Cooper traveled across the westbound lane coming to rest straddling the westbound fog line facing southeast. The Cadillac following impact traveled across the eastbound lane and shoulder before colliding with a delineator post.

Following impact with the delineator post, the Cadillac rolled off the south side of Colorado Highway 160, coming to rest on its roof facing north.

Hope along with three passengers, Chadeach Hope, 19, of Alamosa, Napua Hope, 19, of Alamosa, and Jodi McGuagh, 18, of Fort Garland, were transported by ambulance to the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center where they were treated for moderate to serious injuries.

Dominguez was also transported by ambulance to the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center where she was treated for serious injuries.

Alcohol was suspected as a contributing factor in the crash and the crash remains under investigation at this time, CSP reported.

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