Jerold Lunsford Killed; Adrian Valdez Injured in Accident on Hwy 145 near Dolores, CO

June 11, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Jerold Lunsford, Adrian Valdez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 145, Dolores, CO, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Colorado State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Hwy 145 near Dolores, CO
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed collided head-on with a semi-truck

What Happened

Colorado Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed a man and injured another on Hwy 145 near Dolores, CO on June 11th, 2019. Officials say the incident happened around 6:19 p.m. A vehicle driven by 63-year-old Jerold Lunsford was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when it collided head-on with a semi-truck driven by 47-year-old Adrian Valdez. Lunsford was killed in the crash. Valdez was hospitalized with minor injuries.

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