One dead in Wolf Creek Pass crash


MINERAL COUNTY— A Northglenn woman died Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Wolf Creek Pass.
Antonino Ortiz, 24, of Northglenn was a passenger in a Subaru involved in a crash occurring at 2:45 p.m. on March 10 on Highway 160, Wolf Creek Pass.
According to the Colorado State Patrol a green 2002 Subaru Outback was eastbound towards South Fork when it skidded into the westbound lanes after entering a right hand curve into the snow shed. The Subaru collided with the front of a westbound, white 2017 Ford F150. Both vehicles came to rest on their wheels in the westbound lanes.
The driver of the Subaru, Gena Franqui, 22, of Westminster, and the front seat passenger, Bethani Larson, 21, of Thornton, were transported to Rio Grande Hospital with serious injuries. The rear seat passenger, Ortiz, suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
The driver of the Ford, Mariano Hernandez Morales, 45, the front seat passenger, Gustavo Morales, 50, and a juvenile passenger, of Denver were transported to Rio Grande Hospital. The driver and juvenile passenger had serious injuries.
Drugs, alcohol, and excessive speed are considered factors in this crash, which is still under investigation.


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