Monte Vista Newspaper | CSP: contributing factor of alcohol in a crash between two vehicles on Highway 160
ALMOSA COUNTY — Alcohol was reportedly a contributing factor in a two-vehicle crash Thursday night, June 16, on State Road 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 22-year-old Gloria Dominguez of Alamosa was traveling eastbound on Colorado Highway 160. A silver 2011 Cadillac driven by 19-year-old Arianna Hope of Alamosa was traveling eastbound west on Colorado Highway 160. .
The Mini Cooper traveled in the westbound lane. The Cadillac drove into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision, according to CSP.
The Cooper returned to the eastbound lane, hitting the Cadillac head-on, CSP reported.
After impact, the Mini Cooper crossed the westbound lane to come to rest straddling the westbound fog line facing southeast. The Cadillac that followed the impact crossed the eastbound lane and shoulder before colliding with a boundary post.
After impact with the boundary post, the Cadillac exited on the south side of Colorado Highway 160 and came to rest on its north-facing roof.
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 San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center where they were treated for moderate to serious injuries.
Dominguez was also transported by ambulance to San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center where she was treated for serious injuries.
Alcohol was suspected to be a contributing factor in the accident and the accident is currently under investigation, the CSP reported.