Kiowa County deputy involved in fatal crash in Prowers County

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Published Monday, May 30, 2022

The Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 near Lamar Sunday shortly after 10:00 p.m. which closed the eastbound lanes.

The crash occurred at Prowers County Road 7, and involved a Kiowa County Sheriff's Office deputy who was responding to a crash in Kiowa County. A 2013 Dodge Challenger pulled out in front of the deputy's vehicle, and the two collided.

Three people from Hulbert, Oklahoma, were in the Challenger. An 89-year-old woman passenger died at the scene. A second passenger, a 62-year-old woman, received serious injuries, and the driver, a 65-year-old man received life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to a hospital in Colorado Springs.

The deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

The highway reopened in the early morning hours of Monday.

The crash is under investigation. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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