CONEJOS COUNTY— On Monday, Feb. 26 at 8:47 p.m., Colorado State Patrol Troopers responded to Colorado Highway 285, approximately six miles north of La Jara, to an incident involving a U-Haul Truck and a Toyota car.
On scene investigation determined a 2001 Toyota Camry driven by Jadyn Quintana, 18, of Antonito was south bound on Colorado Highway 285. The Toyota drove into the northbound lane and collided head on with a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer driven by Keith Jones, 54, of Grenville, N.M.
After the collision the Toyota rotated counter clockwise off the west side of the road into the borrow pit and came to rest on its wheels facing south.
The driver was pronounced dead by Alamosa Deputy Coroner Alejo. The U-Haul drove off the east side of the road and rolled onto its right side coming to rest facing west. The driver of the U-haul and its 60-year-old passenger had minor injuries.
Investigation is ongoing in this incident.
It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident.