The Colorado State Troopers say four people died Friday in a fiery crash on Highway 287.
24-year-old Sharath K. Chandragiri of Arlington,TX was driving a car that was trying to pass a tractor-trailer rig Friday on Colorado 287 when the car struck an oncoming minivan.
Two of his passengers, Samarth Sampige and Pourna C. Narayana-Reddy, were in critical condition Sunday. Both men also are 24 and from Arlington. Another passenger who died after the accident has not been identified yet.
The crash also killed 75-year-old Jack Dewey and 65-year-old Shirley Dewey of Englewood and seriously injured 87-year-old Rosalee Malaby of Glenwood Springs. The Deweys and Malaby were in the minivan.
Officials say Chandragiri was attempting to pass the semi-truck going north around milepost 104 but collided head-on with a southbound green Dodge Caravan. His car then spun counter clockwise colliding with the semi-truck.
The driver of the semi-truck sustained no injuries.
Highway 287 was closed for a time while the investigation was underway.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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