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WILEY, Colo. (AP) — Four teenagers were killed and two other people were hospitalized when the SUV the teens were riding in was hit by a semitrailer on Colorado’s rural southeastern plains on Wednesday night, the Colorado State Patrol said.

A southbound Ford Explorer carrying five teens made a left turn in front of the northbound truck on U.S. Highway 287 near the small town of Wiley and was struck by it, the patrol said. A 16-year-old boy who was driving along with a 16-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl died. A 16-year-old boy was flown to a hospital in Colorado Springs.

A 50-year-old man who was in the semitrailer’s sleeper berth was also hospitalized with serious injuries, the patrol said. The 25-year-old man driving the truck was treated at the hospital and released.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected of causing the crash, the patrol said.


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The article written about the teens killed while a semi truck hit them is irresponsibly reported. The way the article written makes it appear as if the Semi was at fault while later it is written the Ford Explorer turned left in front of the semi. It was the Ford Explorer at fault, not the semi driver. How very tragic that four young people died but the fault does not lie with the 25 year old semi-driver. Please report responsibly. I am a bereaved mother of my 20 year old son, and I extend my deepest condolences to the families. May God be with you as you begin your grief with this terrible tragedy.


What a tragedy, a lot of heartbreaks.

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