One person was killed Saturday in a crash involving two cars and a semi-trailer on U.S. 287 south of Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain is reporting that Hilton Sease of Aurora was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries he sustained in the crash. The accident happened shortly after midnight on U.S. 287 about 18 miles south of Pueblo. The Colorado State Patrol said the semi-trailer was traveling southbound when it attempted to pass a Toyota Camry in a no-passing zone. The semi then struck a Chrysler New Yorker, killing Sease, and sending it head-on into the Camry. The driver and another passenger in the New Yorker were seriously injured in the crash. The driver and two passengers in the Camry sustained minor or no injuries. The semi driver was also unhurt in the accident. The driver of the semi was arrested and charged with one count of careless driving resulting in death, three counts of careless driving causing injury and one count of passing on left where prohibited.
According to Car-Accidents.com, There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. A staggering 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. Roughly 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States.
If you or someone you love was injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo Colorado car accident attorney immediately. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Smith & Smith today at (719)544-0062 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options.