8th person dies in 2-vehicle crash in eastern Colorado

 CSP Highway 40
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Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 8:09 PM MDT
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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:

Ford F-150:

Jian Zhong, 45, Aurora (driver)

Cathy Zhong, 45/, Aurora

Myoli Zhong, 9, Aurora

Ren Juntan, 53, Centennial

Chevy Silverado:

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.