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Parents die in I-25 rollover crash, 2 children survive

TRINIDAD, Colo. - Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle rollover crash on I-25 Tuesday morning that left two people dead, officials reported.

The deceased have been identified as the driver, 33-year-old Leon Sage, and the front-seat passenger,  31-year-old Jessica Sage, both from Ignacio, Colorado. They were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

Mr. Sage was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Las Animas County Coroner. Mrs. Sage was ejected from the vehicle and died as a result of her injuries.

The couple's two children, a 5-year-old female and a 13-year-old female, were sitting in the rear passenger seats and survived. They sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Both girls were wearing seatbelts.  

Colorado State Patrol officials confirmed that the girls were the children of the deceased couple.

The crash occurred approximately 5 miles north of Trinidad as a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling southbound on I-25 when it went off the left side of the road. 

The vehicle collided with two delineator posts and the driver then overcorrected to the right, causing the vehicle to rotate clockwise and travel back onto the road. It then continued southbound and went off the right side of the road, where it rolled two times, ejecting the driver and front seat passenger.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Check back at KRDO.com for updates.


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