The Mead accident occurred late Wednesday morning when a truck was pulling a homemade trailer, made from an old pickup bed, and it broke loose. “The trailer rolled free down Colo. 66,” Weld County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Margie Martinez said, “then became airborne and crashed through the windshield of a Saturn coming from the other direction.”
The unidentified driver of the Saturn was severely injured and taken to Longmont United Hospital. The passenger died at the scene. No names of the victims will be released until relatives are notified.
Investigators said everyone in the crash was wearing a seat belt, and they believe no alcohol or drugs were involved.
All three crashes are under investigation and charges are pending