JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The driver accused of causing a deadly crash on Highway 285 near Conifer has died, Colorado State Patrol said Saturday. They say the 36-year-old driver died on Friday afternoon.
The crash occurred on Thursday when CSP says the driver of a red Dodge Ram tried to illegally pass another vehicle when they crashed head-on into a black pickup truck.
Diana Snell, a 55-year-old woman from Englewood and her 2-year-old granddaughter Jordan Snell, were in the truck and died in the crash. They were riding with two others in the black truck; those two victims were hospitalized.
None of the adults in the black truck were wearing seatbelts, but the child was in a child safety seat.
CSP says a passenger in the red truck was also hospitalized with serious injuries.
Speed and alcohol were considered factors in the crash.