72-year-old killed in Highway 50 crash in Pueblo West

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Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 10:12 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 7:02 AM MDT
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PUEBLO WEST, Colo. (KKTV) - A 72-year-old driver was killed after missing a curve and hitting a guardrail Wednesday night.

According to State Patrol, the driver was going fast on eastbound Highway 50, ran through a red light at Purcell Boulevard, then failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and crashed into the guardrail. The vehicle went off the road and came to rest south of the highway.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle died at the scene. He has not been identified at this time.

Both directions of Highway 50 were closed for about an hour, reopening just after 9:30 p.m.

Investigators say “excessive” speed was a likely factor in the crash.

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