Fatal Wreck in Baca County

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
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One man is dead, another seriously injured after a Dodge pickup truck slams into a stalled-out SUV in southern Colorado Wednesday evening.

State troopers say it happened around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at a Baca county road intersection just south of the town of Pritchett.

Authorities say a 15-year-old was trying to work on his SUV, which was stalled in the middle of the intersection, and that the pickup truck apparently didn't see the vehicle, colliding with it, and then rolling.

State Patrol says two Campo men were in the truck when it wrecked. 52-year-old Darrel Wait and 60-year-old Larry Wait were both taken to Southeast Memorial Hospital, but Darrel Wait later succumbed to his injuries. Larry Wait is in serious condition at the hospital.

The driver of the other car was able to get out of the way during the accident, but his name is not being released, since he is a juvenile. It's not clear yet if the juvenile will face any charges.

According to authorities, both victims were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not suspected to have played a role.

The accident is still under investigation.

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