One dies in rollover accident on US 36 near Boulder
BOULDER, Colo. — One person was killed in a rollover accident on Highway 36 early Saturday morning.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling westbound on US 36 at about 2:30 a.m., when it sped through a curve and entered the oncoming traffic lane.
The Volkswagen collided with anther vehicle, and then rolled multiple times off the southern side of the road. The crash happened near Longhorn Road, just north of Boulder.
Two passengers were ejected during the rollover, according to CSP.
The Volkswagen’s driver, 22-year-old Kevin Winnie of Longmont, was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Winnie was taken to a local hospital for moderate injuries.
The two passengers thrown from the car were both 21-year-old males from Longmont. They were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, according to CSP, and one passenger died at the scene.
The other passenger sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle, 37-year-old Jose Pacheco of Deming of New Mexico, was wearing his seat belt and sustained minor injuries.
CSP says that speeding, drugs and or alcohol are suspected as contributing factors to the crash.
Charges are currently pending against Winnie.
The roadway was dry at the time of the crash, and no inclement weather was reported.