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Alcohol Suspected in Fatal Otero County Crash Saturday

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The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of man from Swink.

According to information from CSP Trooper Michael Tafoya, John Miguel Narez-Estrada, 28, was driving a 2013 Ford Raptor pickup west on Highway 10 about three miles west of La Junta in Otero county. The vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and crashed into a bridge abutment. The pickup became airborne and was engulfed in flames before it landed in an irrigation canal.

Narez-Estrada was pronounced dead at the scene.

Elbert School Staff Member on Leave for Failing to Report Threat

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A 15-year-old suspect is in custody and a school staff member has been suspended following threats that were allegedly made this week against Elbert School in Elbert county.

Deputies with the Elbert County Sheriff's Office were notified Tuesday about a possible threat against the school. A student reportedly made threats to harm other students, and the threats were considered credible.

LCC Coach Scott Crampton Surpasses 1000 Career Wins

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Veteran Lamar Community College Baseball coach Scott Crampton reached a big milestone over the weekend, winning the 1000th game of his coaching career.

Sunday, Runnin' Lopes Baseball hosted a doubleheader with Otero Junior College at Merchants' Park.  The Lopes won the first game 4-1, to earn the 1000th win, but they didn't stop there.  They celebrated with a sweep of the Rattlers by winning the second game 5-4, pushing Coach Crampton's win total to 1001.