Young daughters survive crash outside Trinidad that killed parents

Authorities say that a total of eight people were taken to the hospital after a van crashed on Highway 90. (MGN Image)
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TRINIDAD, Colo. (KKTV) - Two girls were orphaned Tuesday when their parents were killed in a crash near Trinidad.

The family was southbound on I-25 a few miles outside town when the driver veered off-road and hit two delineator posts. He tried to right the vehicle and briefly got back on the road, but overcorrected and lost control of the car. Troopers say the vehicle spun across the southbound lanes and rolled off the road, flipping twice.

State Patrol says that while the daughters were both wearing seat belts, their mom and dad were not and were thrown from the vehicle during the rollover.

The 5-year-old and 13-year-old sustained minor injuries.

The parents have been identified as 33-year-old Leon Sage and 31-year-old Jessica Sage. The family is from Ignacio, which in the southwest part of the state.

The crash remains under investigation.