- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Investigators believe alcohol played a role in a crash that killed four people and injured another in northeastern Colorado.

The Greeley Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1zlVj84 ) 44-year-old Rigoberto Macias-Marquez, of LaSalle, was headed south on U.S. Highway 85 when he lost control of his pickup truck Sunday night and crashed into a minivan carrying a family of four.

Macias-Marquez died at the scene. Also killed were 37-year-old Gilbert Martinez, of LaSalle, and his sons, 6-year-old Ethan and 1-year-old Bryson. Investigators say 32-year-old Mistelle Martinez, who also was in the minivan, suffered minor injuries.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid says that just before the crash, Macias-Marquez was driving on a raised concrete median until the left front tire ruptured, causing him to lose control. Investigators believe he’d been drinking before the crash.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com


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