2 Killed, 3 Hurt When Stolen SUV Crashes Near Pueblo
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – A stolen SUV carrying five teenagers crashed northwest of Pueblo early Monday, killing two of the teens and seriously injuring three.
The SUV missed a sharp curve on Wildhorse Road, veered of the road and rolled, ejecting three of the people inside, Colorado State Trooper Nate Reid said.
The 18-year-old male driver died at a hospital and a 16-year-old girl died at the scene. The three other girls, two 14-year-old girls and a 15-year-old, were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
No names have been released.
Reid said a handgun was found in the SUV but it wasn’t clear if it belonged to the owner of the vehicle. The SUV had been stolen from Colorado Springs.
Pueblo police notified the patrol shortly before 2 a.m. that the SUV was speeding northbound on the city’s west side. Reid said a trooper spotted the SUV and turned on his lights and siren, but the SUV ran two red lights at an intersection and did not stop.
The trooper pursued the SUV for about a minute before the crash, Reid said.
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