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Durango, CO – Man Killed & Wife Injured in Crash on Highway 160 near MM 60

July 10, 2021 | 3 min read

Durango, CO (July 10, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported just west of Durango on Wednesday claimed one man’s life. At approximately 3:30 p.m., on July 7, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of a crash on Highway 160.

Reports from authorities show that a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Highway 160, while occupied by a 38-year-old man and his 40-year-old wife as well as their 4-year-old son. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with a westbound vehicle as the driver of the westbound vehicle made an unsafe pass.

The 38-year-old man sustained fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene. The woman was rushed to a local hospitalize with serious injuries. The child was uninjured in the accident. At this time, the incident remains under investigation with the Colorado State Patrol.

Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who lost their life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Colorado

Motor vehicle accidents in the state of Colorado claim the lives of hundreds of people each year. These accidents often the grieving families to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional consequences. To make matters even worse, families are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on funeral arrangements and burial costs. Although many drivers are careful and cautious while traveling along our roadways, we continue to see a significant number of people harmed in accidents due to the negligence of others.

When victims lose their lives in accidents as a result of other drivers’ negligence, their families may have legal options available to help them recover. Seeking the assistance of a Colorado wrongful death attorney can help to ensure your family is in the best position possible to hold negligent drivers accountable. A skilled legal team will review the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident and help to identify all liable parties.

The Colorado car accident lawyers at Burg Simpson have over four decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families throughout the state of Colorado. Our team understands the challenges that families face after losing loved ones in accidents. For this reason, we provide the most responsive and aggressive representation to ensure the legal rights and best interests of families are protected as they move forward after enduring the loss of a loved one. We are committed to helping our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the justice they deserve. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, contact our personal injury attorneys in Colorado as soon as possible to explore legal options available for you. Call our law firm at (888) 895-2080 or 866-234-7768 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident so we can determine the most appropriate legal actions available for you.

Note: Independent sources were used in the creation of this post.  These sources include news reports, police reports, eye-witness reports, social media reports, and first-hand accounts about the injury accident. For that reason, the facts pertaining to the specific events surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our writing team. If there is any information that is not correct about a specific incident or if you would prefer that the post be removed, please reach out to us as soon as possible so that we can make the correction or remove the post.  

Disclaimer: At the personal injury law firm of Burg Simpson, we have made it our mission to give back to our local community members. We have dedicated our careers to changing peoples’ lives for the better by fighting for them in court to ensure that they receive fair and full compensation for their injuries and damages after suffering an injury.  We hope these posts will help bring awareness to the dangers of driving and will remind members of our communities to practice safer driving habits and take the necessary precautions to prevent being injured. This is not a solicitation for business. The information in this post should not be misconstrued as medical advice or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.