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Apr 5, 2014 2:43 PM by Greg Dingrando

Two people dead in two separate car crashes

CHEYENNE COUNTY - It was a rough night on the roads in Cheyenne County, as two separate car crashes, turned into fatalities.

The first happened on Highway 40 about 10 miles west of Cheyenne Wells.

According to State Patrol, a 1997 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound on Highway 40 when it drifted off the right side of the road. The driver over corrected to the left causing the vehicle to travel off the left side of the road and roll.

The driver was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim was identified as 25-year-old Rebecca White of Ashville, North Carolina. State Patrol said she was not wearing her seat
belt.

Two other passengers were taken to the hospital, including a young child.

The passenger, Neva Johnson, also of Ashville North Carolina, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The third passenger was a one-year-old child. The baby was properly restrained in a car seat and was taken to the hospital with no injuries.


Later on that night, State Patrol responded to another accident in Cheyenne County, this time involving a pedestrian.

According to State Patrol, it happened on Colorado Highway 287, just north of Kit Carson, Colorado.

Troopers said a semi truck pulling two trailers was traveling southbound on Colorado Highway 287 when it hit a male pedestrian walking eastbound in the southbound lane.

The driver of the truck wasn't injured, but the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cheyenne County Coroner.

The name of the pedestrian is being withheld until next of kin have been notified.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

 

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