(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

ROCKPORT, Colo. (AP) – Three young people from Wyoming are dead and two others are injured after their car crashed in Northern Colorado.

The crash happened early Thursday morning after the driver apparently failed to negotiate a curve on U.S. Highway 85 on the open prairie in rural Weld County. The accident, about seven miles south of the Wyoming border, was reported at 5:43 a.m.

The Colorado State Patrol says two 21-year-old males and a 19-year-old female died. Another female, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley with life-threatening injuries. A 22-year-old man, believed to be the driver of the 2013 Hyundai sedan, was taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

Authorities are still working to identify the victims but all are believed to be from Cheyenne, Trooper Josh Lewis said.

Speeding is suspected of contributing to the crash but alcohol and drug use aren’t believed to have been a factor. It wasn’t known whether any of those inside the car were wearing seatbelts.

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