LA JUNTA, Colo. -

A 19-year-old from Kansas City, Kan. is dead after a crash in southeastern Colorado.

Britney Ackerman was ejected from a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier that went off U.S. Highway 50 near La Junta Wednesday (12/25/13) and crashed into a traffic sign. The Colorado State Patrol says she wasn't wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the car wasn't injured and another passenger suffered minor injuries.
Troopers believe drugs may have contributed to the crash but it is still under investigation.