State Patrol investigating fatal crash on Sherman Avenue

RIO GRANDE COUNTY — A person died in a single-vehicle crash Thursday evening, July 7, on Sherman Avenue, the Colorado State Patrol reported. 

At approximately 7:38 p.m. on July 7, a 2005 Dodge Neon was traveling eastbound on Sherman Avenue in Monte Vista, according to CSP. 

The Neon traveled off the right side of the roadway, through a fence, and collided with a tree. 

The driver of the Neon was transported by ambulance to the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center. The driver died at the hospital, CSP reported. 

The name of the driver was released pending notification of the family. 

The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol and speed were not contributing factors in the crash, CSP reported. 

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