4 dead, 3 hurt in collision near Eads in southeastern Colo. | SummitDaily.com

4 dead, 3 hurt in collision near Eads in southeastern Colo.

EADS ” Four people were killed and three were injured in a head-on collision outside Eads on Friday, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Troopers said a car was trying to pass a tractor-trailer rig on Colorado 287 when the car struck an oncoming minivan.

Two men in the car and two people in the minivan were killed, the patrol said.

The patrol said the people in the car were believed to be from Arlington, Texas. The 24-year-old man driving the car died at the scene. An unidentified passenger who wasn’t wearing his seat belt died while being taken to a hospital. Two other 24-year-old men in the car were in critical condition. Their names weren’t released until relatives could be notified.

Troopers said Jack Dewey, 75, and Shirley Dewey, 65, both of Englewood, were in the minivan and died at the scene. Rosalee Malaby, 87, of Glenwood Springs also was in the minivan and suffered serious injuries, the State Patrol said.

Investigators said the car spun into the truck trailer after hitting the minivan, but the truck driver wasn’t injured.

Eads is about 140 miles southeast of Denver.

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