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Kit Carson Group Home To Remain Licensed After Fatal Crash

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Howard Mitchell (left) (credit: Mitchell family)

Howard Mitchell (left) (credit: Mitchell family)

DENVER (AP) – A Kit Carson group home where a Cheyenne sheriff’s deputy and their five foster or adopted children killed in a highway collision last lived will remain licensed by the state and open to foster children.

Seven children were also injured Thursday when a van driven by Howard Mitchell crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer rig between the small eastern Colorado towns of Kit Carson and Eads.

Department of Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough says the surviving foster children will be placed in a home where they can best heal and grieve. Privacy laws prevent her from releasing details.

Melody Mitchell, family members and friends will speak to the media Wednesday afternoon at a Denver hospital where some of the children are recovering from injuries they suffered in the crash.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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