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La Junta – Wiley Residents Injured in Highway Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-car injury crash on the 28000 block of westbound Otero County Road 809 on Tuesday, September 12th 2017 at approximately 6:42 pm.

A 1993 Dodge 3500 pickup being driven by Paul Gonzales of La Junta, Colorado was traveling westbound when it crashed into the back of a 2012 Ford F150 pickup being driven by Delbert Jones of La Junta, Colorado. The front seat passenger in the Dodge pickup was identified as John Martinez of La Junta, Colorado, and he sustained serious bodily injuries. The back seat passenger of the Dodge pickup was identified as Tom McFatridge also of La Junta, Colorado, and he sustained minor injuries.

The front seat passenger in the Ford F150 was identified as Laure Lee of Wiley, Colorado, and she sustained minor injuries. All parties were transported to the Arkansas Regional Medical Center. The investigation revealed John Martinez was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.

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