57-Year-Old Woman Fatally Injured in Car Accident on 50 Freeway
LA JUNTA (March 5, 2018) – The Colorado State Patrol reported a fatal wrong-way collision around 1:12 PM on Monday afternoon, on Highway 50 one mile west of La Junta.
According to reports, a 1996 Chevrolet Tracker driven by 57-year-old Alma Lora of La Junta was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway, when she crashed head-on with a Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling westbound.
Lora was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, and suffered fatal injuries from the impact of the crash. Driver of the Malibu, 21-year-old Valerie Fausto of La Junta, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries.
Both vehicles came to a stop in the middle of traffic lanes near milepost 377. The westbound 50 was temporarily closed while the victims were transported and investigation took place.
Authorities do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the fatal collision. After a preliminary investigation, it is believed that the cause of the accident may have been a medical issue. No other information has been provided at this time by police officials.
Heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Alma Lora. Wishing them strength and support in this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
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