OLNEY SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Three children were the lone survivors of a fiery head-on crash in Crowley County Monday night.
State Patrol says the kids were traveling east in a Dodge Ram pickup on Highway 96 when the driver veered into the opposite lane and collided with an oncoming Ford F-150. After impact, the Dodge spun across the roadway, then flipped over. The Ford rolled off the road and burst into flames. Both drivers were killed.
The three surviving passengers, ages 13, 10 and 9, were all injured and transported to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. The two younger children's injuries were described as serious.
The woman driving the Dodge was identified Tuesday as 31-year-old Jessica White of Ordway. State Patrol says they believe White fell asleep at the wheel.
State Patrol released the name of the Ford driver Sunday. The driver had been burned in the fire, which made determining a positive identification more difficult. He has been identified as 58-year-old James Nichols. Nichols' family tells 11 News he was staying with a relative in Pueblo. Nichols died in the crash prior to the fire.
The crash happened just before 11 p.m. 2 miles east of Olney Springs.