Child killed in single-car crash near Peyton identified

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Published: Apr. 16, 2021 at 7:45 AM MDT|Updated: Apr. 19, 2021 at 10:46 AM MDT
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PEYTON, Colo. (KKTV) - An 8-year-old boy was killed after a driver crashed into a bridge outside Peyton April 15.

According to a spokesperson with Colorado State Patrol, the driver was traveling westbound on Highway 24 just before 6:30 p.m. when he lost control of his car and spun into a bridge. The car collided on the passenger side, killing the child. The driver, a 40-year-old man, was unhurt.

Troopers were initially told the crash involved two vehicles but learned after getting on scene that the second car belonged to a good Samaritan who had stopped to help.

The road was snowy and icy at the time of the crash, but troopers are still investigating if that was a factor in the crash. The child was properly restrained, State Patrol said.

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office identified the child Monday as Jase Mcamis.

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