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

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