Teen dies following crash near Blanca

Deadly crash in Costilla County 10/24/22.
Deadly crash in Costilla County 10/24/22.(Source: MGN)
Published: Oct. 24, 2022 at 4:44 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2022 at 5:59 AM MDT
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COSTILLA COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A teenager is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Costilla County.

Colorado State Patrol is reporting the crash occurred Monday about 3 miles east of Blanca along Highway 160 in Costilla County just before 9 a.m. Investigators believe a 19-year-old driver drifted off the roadway and into a ditch, colliding with a metal culvert.

The driver was wearing a seat belt and survived; he was taken by ambulance to a hospital before being flown by helicopter to Penrose Hospital. The 19-year-old passenger, who wasn’t wearing a seat belt according to investigators, died at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.