Passenger dies in Fremont County head-on collision

FREMONT COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A 24-year-old passenger died following a head-on collision Friday in Fremont County.

Colorado State Patrol responded to the crash on Highway 50 near mile marker 282, about one mile east of Cañon City just before 9:30 p.m.

Troopers say the driver of a 2006 Subaru Forester, identified as 27-year-old Catherine Cook of Cañon City, was heading the wrong way in the eastbound lanes on Highway 50.

The driver of a 2013 Nissan Altima, identified as 47-year-old Pamela Hamby of Cañon City, swerved to avoid the wrong-way driver. The Subaru then collided with the left rear of the Nissan before crashing head-on with a 2011 Ford Fiesta that was just behind the Nissan.

The driver of the Ford was identified as 71-year-old Linda Sanders of Cañon City. She was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The front passenger, 24-year-old Brieonna Samora of Cañon City, was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. Samora was not wearing a seat belt. A second passenger in the Ford, who was in a child seat, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Subaru received just minor injuries. The passenger in her car received serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in Colorado Springs. The driver of the Nissan was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation.