By Anica Padilla

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – The deadly head-on crash that happened Friday morning on Highway 86, just east of Elizabeth, occurred just a “short time” after a deputy attempted to stop the driver of a Hyundai, officials say. The driver of the Hyundai and the driver of a Ford Mustang were both killed in the crash. State records show the driver of the Hyundai, Greg Mosely, had a lengthy criminal history — including previous instances of eluding police, as well as child endangerment.

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The driver of the Ford Mustang has been identified as 26-year-old Cary Gertie from Elizabeth.

Cary Gertie (courtesy: Trisha Gertie)

Police say Mosley, 33, from Denver, was driving the Hyundai. His two passengers, a 27-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman, were transported to Parker Adventist with serious injuries.

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The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy initiated a stop on the Hyundai and pursued the vehicle for “about 10 seconds,” with lights and sirens, before terminating the pursuit.

The sheriff’s office did not specify why they attempted to stop the driver.

On Saturday, Gertie’s mother shared photos of a growing roadside memorial to her son at the crash scene.

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Anica Padilla