Platteville, CO (September 13, 2023) – A tragic collision occurred early Sunday, September 10, 2023, when an SUV carrying 10 turned in front of a semi-truck on southbound U.S. 85 at Justin Avenue.

The Platteville Gilcrest Fire Protection District reported the SUV occupants included children and adults.

Multiple passengers were ejected upon impact.

Platteville first responders extricated one trapped individual.

A young child died, while nine sustained injuries.

Five were critically hurt.

Seven victims were hospitalized, but two – an adult and an infant – left the scene privately before responders’ arrival.

Authorities found no car seats; both children had been on adults’ laps.

Impaired driving remains under investigation.

The truck driver cooperated fully.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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