BREAKING: Fairplay crash kills one Friday night, injures Breckenridge man
One man died and two others, including a Breckenridge resident, were severely injured when two vehicles collided head on along State Highway 9 near Fairplay on Friday evening, July 29.
The wreck took place at approximately 6:30 p.m. near mile marker 67, according to Colorado State Patrol.
Kelly Boston, 47, visiting from Ennis, Texas, was behind the wheel of a 2011 GMC Acadia heading north along the two-lane roadway when his vehicle was struck by a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by 24-year-old Jose Hernandez of Fairplay. Boston attempted to swerve to the right when the two met, sending the pickup rolling once and also off the right side of the road.
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Boston — who, according to the CSP report, was not wearing a seat belt — died at the scene, while his 46-year-old passenger, Michael Howard, was rushed by Flight For Life to St. Anthony Hospital in Denver with serious injuries. Hernandez and his front-seat passenger, 34-year-old Agustin Hernandez of Breckenridge, were uninjured, but a rear passenger not wearing his seat belt, Eduardo Rios, 34, of Breckenridge, was transported by air to Denver’s St. Anthony as well also with serious injuries. As of Monday afternoon, the hospital listed both Howard and Rios in fair condition.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash.
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