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U.S. 85 Crash Victims Identified

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Updated 8\16 @ 9:03 a.m.

Weld County Coroner Mark Ward has identified the victims of a crash early Thursday morning on U.S. 85  in Colorado a few miles south of the Wyoming border as  Michael DeLa Rosa, 21, of Cheyenne, Mariah Lynn DeLa Rosa, 19, of Cheyenne and Michael Gnoato, 21, of F.E. Warren Air Force Base near Cheyenne. Authorities say the crash happened early Thursday morning after the driver failed to negotiate a curve on U.S. Highway 85 in rural Weld County. Authorities say the details of what caused a late model Hyundai sedan with five passengers, all from Wyoming, to leave the highway is still unknown.The driver, identified as 22 year old Anthony Alacca, was flown to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and 21 year old Mariah Motschman was flown to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colo., with serious injuries. According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis, Alacca was driving on U.S. Highway 85 and failed to negotiate a curve. The car went off the roadway, hit an embankment, went airborne and landed on its top.

ROCKPORT, Colo. (AP) — Three young people from Wyoming are dead and two others are injured after their car crashed in northern Colorado.

The crash happened early Thursday morning after the driver failed to negotiate a curve on U.S. Highway 85 in rural Weld County about seven miles south of the Wyoming border.

The Colorado State Patrol says two 21-year-old males and a 19-year-old female died. Another female, believed to be in her 20s, was taken to the hospital in Greeley with life-threatening injuries. A 22-year-old man, believed to be the driver of the 2013 Hyundai sedan, was taken to the hospital in Cheyenne. Their conditions weren’t immediately known.

Authorities are still working to identify the victims but all are believed to be from Cheyenne.

Speeding is suspected of playing a role in the crash.

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