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Car accidents: 1 driver dead in 2-vehicle crash

Patricia M. Jarzobski

A 33-year-old male has tragically lost his life following a serious two-vehicle accident south of Colorado Springs, according to local sources. A Colorado State Trooper has confirmed the death of the man, who they say was the driver of one of the two vehicles involved. Car accidents causing fatalities are always carefully investigated, and while no criminal charges have been filed at this time, they have not been ruled out. 

According to a trooper who saw the crash, it appears that, around 8 p.m. the night of Jan. 12, two SUVs were traveling northbound on Interstate 25 when the accident occurred. For reasons that have not been determined, the driver of one vehicle veered off the road and then attempted to course-correct back onto the interstate. The driver lost control and struck the other vehicle, forcing both SUVs off the highway. 

Both vehicles flipped several times into a field. The driver of the vehicle that lost control was found ejected from his vehicle and was pronounced dead on the scene. The other driver involved reportedly wore a seat belt and survived the accident, though that individual's current condition is unknown. Police have not ruled out intoxication as a possible factor in the crash. 

Car accidents of this type can end up several ways. If the deceased driver is found responsible for the crash by Colorado authorities, the injured party is entitled to file a personal injury suit against the driver's estate in civil court. If the surviving driver is responsible, the family of the deceased may choose to file a wrongful death suit against the surviving driver. Both of these possibilities require evidence of one or both drivers' material contributions to the accident. 

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