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1 adult killed, several children injured in rollover crash on Highway 50 near Canon City

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Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 11:07 AM MDT|Updated: Apr. 4, 2021 at 8:56 AM MDT
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CANON CITY, Colo. (KKTV) - Seven people including four small children were involved in a serious rollover crash west of Canon City Saturday morning.

According to Colorado State Patrol, all of the people involved were traveling in a Chevy Uplander on Highway 50 when the crash happened at 10 a.m. Troopers say the driver had drifted off the road, and when trying to right the vehicle, overcorrected and lost control of the minivan. The van briefly returned to the roadway before spinning backwards off the highway and colliding with a rock wall.

“After the impact, the vehicle continued to rotate clockwise and traveled back on Highway 50. The vehicle then rolled over one and a half times and slid to a stop on its roof, partially blocking the westbound lane,” State Patrol said in a news release Saturday.

One adult and a child in a booster seat were thrown from the van. The adult died at the scene. The child survived but suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs. Troopers say the others involved sustained various degrees of injury and were able to be treated at St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City.

None of the conditions of the survivors have been released as of Sunday morning.

Highway 50 was closed for five hours.

Attention!! There is a serious motor vehicle accident just West of Cañon City on US Highway 50 at this time. Highway 50...

Posted by Canon City Area Fire Protection District on Saturday, April 3, 2021

It is unknown if alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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