Sisters Killed in Crash

By: KKTV 11 News Email
By: KKTV 11 News Email

Two sisters were killed in a crash in Alamosa County when their car spun out of control. It happened Thursday afternoon along Colorado 160, about three miles west of Alamosa.

Investigators say Jolene Ford, 44, was driving westbound when she lost control of her 2006 Saturn sedan. She spun into the eastbound lanes and slammed into a semi truck. She and her sister, 50-year old Jean Ford, were killed.

The driver of the semi truck, 45-year old Steven Tempelton of Arkansas, was not hurt. Everyone was wearing seatbelts, and investigators say drugs and alcohol are not suspected.

Authorities say while roads at the crash scene were icy and covered in snow, to the west and east, they were clear. Authorities remind drivers to be ready for quickly changing conditions during winter storms.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by phil Location: left of center on Feb 5, 2012 at 09:08 AM
    everybody needs to get back to tending the chores and go back inside their shanty's open up a cold one..nothing to see here ..believe me..there is ABSOLUTELY nothing to see here
  • by what?? on Feb 4, 2012 at 08:53 PM
    Thank you Jade. I didn't interpret it that way. I too send my condolences to the family. Very sad.
  • by someone on Feb 4, 2012 at 07:55 PM
    MRX You have serious issues poor guy I hope you find peace with your self soon......
  • by Jade Location: Peyton on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:33 PM
    To "what?": The article made note that the road had been clear to the east and west of where the accident occurred; the accident took place where there was snow and ice on the road. The victims (condolences to their family and loved ones), especially the driver, may not have been expecting a rapid change in the road condition, and wasn't prepared for it or driving accordingly, which is probably why she lost control and spun into the oncoming lane. The state patrol just wanted to remind people to be wary of changing road conditions, especially in winter.
  • by what? ? on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:02 AM
    How is it relevant that the scene was icy, but east and southbound was clear? ?????????? I get the weather was the factor but why the added clear comment?
    • reply
      by Jade on Feb 4, 2012 at 06:35 PM in reply to what? ?
      Please see my reply to your question -- sorry, I forgot to put it in a reply under your comment.
  • by what? ? on Feb 4, 2012 at 04:00 AM
    How is it relevant that the scene was icy, but east and southbound was clear? ?????????? I get the weather was the factor but why the added clear comment?
    • reply
      by mtnwmn on Feb 5, 2012 at 07:33 AM in reply to what? ?
      I think they did so to impart the idea that road conditions can change quickly.
  • by Kj on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:52 PM
    STFU MrX you were not there so therefore you have no idea how it happened.You are just some lonely idiot that enjoys trolling on every story!Condolences to the family.
  • by A Location: CSPrings on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:32 PM
    come on...this is awful no matter how it happened. Have some compassion for human life and keep your ignorant comments to yourself.
  • by MrX Location: se Spgs on Feb 3, 2012 at 02:16 PM
    speeding,driving carelessly,not paying attention to road conditions,cell phone,yapping,ALL factors!
    • reply
      by jazzcat on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:01 PM in reply to MrX
      Since you were there, why didn't you tell them to pay attention?
    • reply
      by Eddie on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:23 PM in reply to MrX
      You're such a loud mouth in every post you write. I would love to meet up to you face to face someday. I bet you're a huge coward.
    • reply
      by A on Feb 3, 2012 at 03:34 PM in reply to MrX
      come on...this is awful no matter how it happened, have some compassion for the loss of human life and keep your ignorant comments to yourself
  • by Springs resident Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 3, 2012 at 01:11 PM
    That is a terribly tragedy. I understand that it usually reported whether or not they were wearing seat belts, could the story also start including information about air bags? thanks
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 138664974 - kktv.com/a?a=138664974
Gray Television, Inc.