Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County


On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of a northbound semi and was struck by it.  Four of the occupants of the Explorer were killed due to the collision.

The occupants of the Ford Explorer:
16 year old male, driver, died at scene
14 year old female, passenger, died at scene
15 year old male, passenger, died at scene
16 year old male, passenger, died at the hospital
15 year old male, passenger, flown to hospital in Colorado Springs.

The occupants of the semi:
25 year old, male, driver, hospital, released
50 year old, male, passenger, hospital

The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital and released. The co-driver who was in the sleeper berth was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  No drugs or alcohol are suspected for the cause of the crash. The Highway opened back up completely at 05:50 this morning.

UPDATED INFORMATION –  (WILEY, COLO) Colorado State Patrol – 9/10/2021

After discovering new evidence involving the crash on 09-08-2021, Colorado State investigators have determined the vehicle with the teenagers did not make a left turn in front of the semi, but was eastbound on PCR 196 and ran a stop sign and was hit by the northbound semi on Hwy 287.  The deceased female occupant was 15 years old instead of 14.

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