Eighth person dies in head-on crash on Colorado’s plains


HUGO – A person hospitalized in a head-on collision crash that killed seven other people on Colorado’s eastern plains died on Sunday, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Two pickup trucks collided Friday around 4:40 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40 between Kit Carson and Hugo in Cheyenne County.

A white Ford F-150 pickup truck towing a boat was attempting to pass a semi-truck heading in the same direction when it collided with an oncoming green Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, the patrol said.

The Ford truck burst into flames and all four people in the truck died, authorities said.

Four people were in the Chevrolet truck. Two of them died at the scene, another died en route to a hospital and a fourth person, the one who died Sunday, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

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