More Details On Fatal Head On Accident

The identities of the individuals involved in the fatal head on collision Friday morning, 5 miles south of Meeker, have been released by the Colorado State Patrol. 28-year-old Jessica Widmer of Rifle was driving when she lost control on a curve, resulting in her vehicle drifting into the opposite lane, where it collided head on with a vehicle being driven by 32-year-old Amy Nieto of Craig. Widmer’s vehicle was then struck by a pickup, being driven by 43-year-old Brandon Coutts of Craig. Widmer was pronounced dead at the scene, while her unidentified female passenger, who was ejected from the vehicle during the accident, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Widmer, and all of the people in Nieto’s and Coutts’ vehicles were wearing seat-belts when the accident occurred. The extent of the injuries to the others involved was not released. The crash remains under investigation, slick roads and excessive speed are being investigated as contributing factors.

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