Two teens injured in a crash in Monte Vista 


MONTE VISTA — Two people were injured in a crash Tuesday morning, Feb. 8, on Highway 160, the Colorado State Patrol reported. 

CSP was notified at 7:17 a.m. of a two-vehicle crash on Colorado Highway 160 at Pintada View on the west side of Monte Vista.  

CSP determined that a 1997 Jeep Wrangler driven by an 18-year-old woman from Monte Vista attempted to turn left onto Highway 160 from Pintada View and failed to yield the right of way to a westbound 2019 Freightliner box truck driven by a 38-year-old woman from Durango. 

The Freightliner skidded and struck the Jeep broadside in the intersection, CSP reported. The Jeep rotated clockwise and came to rest in the roadway facing west. The Freightliner came to a stop on the eastbound shoulder facing west. 

The driver of the Jeep and a 15-year-old female passenger were transported to San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa for their injuries. The driver of the Freightliner was not injured. 

Seatbelts were used by all parties involved. The crash is still under investigation. 

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