GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– The family of four from Florida who was in a serious crash on Interstate 70 at Colfax Avenue on Wednesday has been identified. The investigation into what happened remains under investigation.
Emergency responders rushed to the crash at mile marker 261 just before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday that involved two sedans and a semi truck.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Doctors React To FDA Decision On Vaccine Booster Shots For Only Targeted Group
The driver of the Chevy Malibu has been identified as Seth Schwartz, 40, of West Palm Beach, Fla. He has been treated and released from the hospital. His wife, Melissa Duncan, 40, a passenger in the car, was also treated and released.
Two children in the vehicle, ages five and eight, were flown to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora with serious injuries.
The driver of the Toyota Yaris, Lauren Schowe, 40 of Littleton suffered minor injuries.READ MORE: Barry Morphew Will Stand Trial For Murder Of Wife Suzanne
The crash happened in an active construction zone where cones started tapering traffic down to just the middle and right lanes past C-470.
Colorado State Trooper Nate Reid said the driver of the semi-truck, Carlos Monroy, 60, of Aurora, was traveling in the middle lane when traffic slowed and he was unable to stop. Monroy’s vehicle struck the Chevy Malibu from behind, spinning the vehicle into the closed left lane, then struck a second vehicle, the Toyota Yaris, before coming to a stop.
The semi truck driver was not injured. Colorado State Patrol continues its investigation into the crash.
Reid says troopers are investigating the semi-truck for possible defects and what traffic patterns were like inside the construction zone at the time of the crash. He says the crash is a reminder to all drivers to be vigilant.MORE NEWS: Gabby Petito Traveled To Great Sand Dunes, Colorado Springs With Fiancé Before She Seemingly Disappeared