Woman killed in head-on crash on Highway 6, child taken to the hospital
FRUITA, Colo. (KJCT) - UPDATE (Jan. 24 at 1 p.m.): According to Colorado State Patrol, a preliminary investigation reveals the Honda Accord was headed eastbound on Hwy 6 and the Ford pickup truck was headed westbound on Hwy 6. The Honda went into the westbound lanes and collided head-on with the Ford.
CSP reports no drugs or alcohol were involved in the cause of the crash. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
UPDATE (Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.): Colorado State Patrol confirmed Saturday morning that the woman was driving a Honda Accord and her name was Brittni Bader. The passenger was her oldest son. He is still currently in the hospital in stable condition. State patrol also confirmed the other party was a man driving a pickup truck. He was brought to the hospital Friday night and is currently in stable condition. A GoFundMe has been created to help with funeral costs as well as doctor bills.
UPDATE (Jan. 21 at 8:15 p.m.): According to Colorado State Patrol, the initial information provided to KJCT about the crash was incorrect. An adult woman was killed in the crash, not a child.
The woman and child were both in one of the vehicles involved in the crash and the child was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, but is alive.
INITIAL ARTICLE: One child was killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles on Hwy 50 Friday evening. According to Colorado State Patrol, it happened just after 6 p.m., between 15 Rd. and 16 Rd. in Fruita.
CSP, Lower Valley Fire, and Fruita Police were on the scene. Hwy 50 is closed in both directions as of 7:45 p.m. Friday.
This story will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
Copyright 2022 KJCT. All rights reserved.