The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash resulting in one fatality that occurred on Highway 65 near mile post 7. On May 12 at approximately 6 p.m. a 1979 Ford pickup was northbound on Highway 65.
The driver of the Ford began to pass slower traffic and crashed head on into a 1999 Cadillac. As a result of the crash the Cadillac's driver was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital and later taken to St. Mary's Hospital.
The Ford's driver, 27-year-old Daniel Peterson of Cedaredge, was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash and suffered no injuries. Peterson was the only occupant of the Ford.
The Cadillac's driver, 86-year-old J.C. Wilkens of Cedaredge, was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash but sustained serious injuries resulting from the crash. Wilkens remained at St. Mary's Hospital until the morning of May 19, when he succumbed to his injuries. Wilkens was the only occupant of the Cadillac.blog comments powered by Disqus