3 boys hit by car in Fountain; 15-year-old and 9-year-old killed
FOUNTAIN, Colo. (KKTV) - A 15-year-old and 9-year-old were killed Saturday night while crossing a busy intersection in Fountain.
Police say the boys were hit by a car while crossing at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway.
“Just a little bit after 9 o’clock this evening, we had a call of a traffic crash here ... reports were that two pedestrians had been struck in the road. Upon police arrival, we did in fact find two individuals that were hit by a vehicle that was traveling westbound on Mesa Ridge. Unfortunately, both the people that were struck by the vehicle were deceased,” said Fountain Lt. Mark Christiani.
Police said the older boy died at the scene, while the younger was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
A third boy, 15, was also hit by the car but survived with minor injuries.
Christiani said the driver remained on the scene and was cooperating with the investigation. Police are still investigating what led up to the crash but say it currently does not appear the driver committed any traffic violations.
“Preliminarily, it looks like the kids were crossing against the light. Meaning they were in the crosswalk, but the driver had what appears to be the green light. ... It looks like the juveniles were crossing the road against the light.”
Our reporter at the scene said the intersection was dimly lit at the time of the crash.
The victims were identified as 9-year-old Jayson Izquierdo and 17-year-old Nathaniel Dabney.
Editor’s note: We were originally told by police that there were two victims and both were teenagers. Police have since updated that there were three boys hit by the car, and one was only 9 years old. We have updated the article to reflect the new information.
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