John Clark, 43, of Florissant, Colorado was the lone fatality in a three-car accident that sent four others to Colorado Springs hospitals on June 9. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported that accident happened at 11:20 a.m., as Clark was driving westbound on U.S. Highway 24 east of Florissant. Clark lost control on a curve, crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2001 Dodge Ram towing a horse trailer, according to a press release issued by the State Patrol. As both vehicles ran off the road, the Dodge rolled over and stopped while Clark’s vehicle began rotating counter-clockwise before colliding with a sedan that had pulled off the road to avoid the crash.
Although Clark was wearing a seat belt, it was not enough to protect him. He died on-scene as a result of the injuries he sustained in the accident. The other four accident victims, who were also wearing seat belts, were taken to local hospitals with minor and moderate injuries. The horse being towed in the Dodge’s trailer suffered no injuries.
“At this time, it is unknown if alcohol/drugs or speed (were contributing factors) in the crash,” the State Patrol said. “The crash is still under investigation.”
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