Two Men, Several Cattle Killed After Four Semis Crash in Colorado


Two men and a number of cattle were killed in Colorado this week when a semi-truck veered into oncoming traffic on a two-lane highway and crashed into three semi-trucks in a row.

Semi drivers Duane Olson, 60, and Clint Torres, 30, from Mansfield, Texas, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash just east of Hugo, Colorado, according to Trooper Nate Reid of the Colorado State Patrol.

Of the other two semi-trucks involved in the wreck, Joshua Ramirez, 29, of Dodge City, Kan., was hospitalized with minor injuries Jorge Moya, 43, a truck driver from Miami, was not injured.  Both of their vehicles were seriously damaged.  

When the accident happened, three semis were headed eastbound on the highway, approaching Olson who was headed west. Olson veered into the eastbound lane and sideswiped the semis driven by Ramirez and Moya, then collided head-on with Torres' semi.

State Troopers did not know how initially many cattle were injured or killed or which truck they were in at the time of the collision.

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Source:  The Denver Post



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