8th person dies in 2-vehicle crash in eastern Colorado
An eighth person has died following a devastating crash in eastern Colorado last week.
The crash happened on the afternoon of June 26 on Highway 40 between Kit Carson and Hugo. Seven people died on the day of the crash. State Patrol said the eighth victim died Sunday at a hospital.
Investigators believe the crash happened when a westbound Ford F-150 towing a boat moved into the eastbound lanes to pass a semi and crashed head-on into an oncoming Chevrolet Silverado. The F-150 burst into flames, killing four people inside. Two people inside the Silverado died at the crash scene, and a third occupant died in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.
State Patrol confirmed the eighth victim was in the Silverado at the time of the crash.
The victims were identified by State Patrol Monday:
Jian Zhong, 45, Aurora (driver)
Cathy Zhong, 45/, Aurora
Myoli Zhong, 9, Aurora
Ren Juntan, 53, Centennial
Sammy Henry, 59; Liberal, Kansas
Joshua Henry, 36, Sterling
Messiah Henry, age and hometown unknown
Maki Henry, 8, hometown unknown
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.