One killed in Friday crash south of Boulder

Mitchell Byars, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
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Feb. 22—A driver was killed Friday after reportedly causing a three-car crash while driving on the wrong side of Colo. 93 south of Boulder.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the crash occurred about 7:03 p.m. Friday at mile marker 14 of Colo. 93, just north of Eldorado Springs Drive.

Lewis said a 49-year-old man from Boulder was driving a 1997 Subaru Outback southbound but was in the northbound shoulder. Lewis said the driver then went into the northbound lanes and collided with a 2002 F-250 pickup truck and then a 2013 Toyota SUV headed north.

The driver of the Subaru, who has not yet been publicly identified, was declared dead on scene.

The driver of the Ford, a 63-year-old man from Boulder, suffered serious injuries while a passenger in the Toyota, a 20-year-old woman from Massachusetts, suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota, a 19-year-old woman from Illinois, was not injured.

Lewis said at this time investigators do not suspect speed, alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. Lewis said no immediate reason for the Subaru being in the opposite shoulder was known at this time, but the case remains under investigation.