UPDATE: Mother & Son Killed in Early Morning Accident on Highway 24

By: James Egbert; McKenzie Martin Email
By: James Egbert; McKenzie Martin Email

State Patrol tells 11 News a mother and her 12-year-old son were both killed in an early morning accident on Highway 24 just west of Calhan. The eastbound lanes of the highway were shut-down for about an hour.

Colorado State Patrol says a blue GMC pick-up was traveling east on highway 24 when the driver, Jonlyn Mansfield of Peyton, lost control and rolled down a 50 foot embankment.

30 year old Mansfield was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene. Her 12-year-old son Dustin Mansfield who was wearing his seatbelt was also pronounced dead on the scene.

Excessive speed and driving while asleep are being investigated as contributing factors in the crash.

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  • by Heather Koller Location: Colorado Springs on May 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    I just wanted to say that I am so sorry about what has happened to Jonlyn and Dustin. We knew jonlyn through her fiance's dental parctice and I could not believe this when I heard it. I am sooo Sorry, Dr. troy, for your incredible loss. Please let my family know if we can do anything to help you!!
  • by Lisa James Location: fl on May 11, 2010 at 01:23 AM
  • by Sherry Location: Ellicott on Apr 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    The school staff has provided counselors for the students. One loss is too many in this tight knit community. Condolences from my family to yours.
  • by Leslie Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 11, 2010 at 09:48 PM
    Let me start off by saying that i have been Jonlyn's best friend for almost 16 years. She was driving a Black Toyata Tundra, not a blue GMC! She and her son are very loved and missed. So before you post comments, think about the fact that her family and friends may be reading them.
  • by Mary Location: Co Springs on Apr 11, 2010 at 07:14 AM
    Im so sorry for this families loss. Prayers for them all. How terribly sad.
  • by Anon Location: COS on Apr 11, 2010 at 06:05 AM
    Glenn, You're right. They could have phrased it better (i.e. falling asleep at the wheel), but to focus on such a mundane thing when lives were lost is rather insensitive and disrespectful. I pray the grieving family is able to find peace in this time of tragedy. Losing someone instantly without the ability to say goodbye is so hard. My hope is that neither mother or son suffered before leaving their temporary home. Rest in Peace and see you on the other side.
  • by Ash Location: Ellicott on Apr 10, 2010 at 08:06 PM
    Poor Dustin and his Mother RIP I'm Sorry Dustin Please be in a better place now everyone at Ellicott Middle School will miss you
  • by Jennifer Location: Security on Apr 10, 2010 at 06:26 PM
    People do fall asleep at the wheel.....
  • by Glenn Location: Springs on Apr 10, 2010 at 10:37 AM
    how do you drive while asleep
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