Fatal crash on Highway 285 near Alamosa

Photo by Keith R. Cerny This small car was involved in a collision with a semi-truck south of Alamosa Monday. The driver was killed.

ALAMOSA COUNTY— The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle crash on Highway 285 near Alamosa County Road 9S, which resulted in one fatality. At approximately 1:25 p.m. Monday, Oct.12, a maroon 2008 Ford Fusion was northbound toward Alamosa, on Highway 285 near CR 9S. A red 2004 Kenworth Truck Tractor pulling a flatbed trailer was southbound on Highway 285. The Ford crossed into the southbound lane and the Kenworth swerved into the southbound right turn lane, where the Ford collided with the left side and left front axle of the trailer. The Ford came to rest in the southbound lane. The Kenworth came to a controlled stop in the right turn lane for CR 9S.

The driver of the Ford, Shawnae Quintana, 23, of Romeo, was pronounced dead on scene. The driver and passenger of the Kenworth semi-truck sustained no injuries. Investigation continues.


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