ALAMOSA COUNTY — Leobardo Ortega Anaya, a 22-year-old from Center, was cited for careless driving and taken to the hospital after his 2002 Acura sedan hit an oncoming 2018 Volvo semi-truck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Darrin Rodriguez, the sedan was headed eastbound on Highway 160 and it crossed over the centerline, colliding with the westbound semi-truck. After the collision Ortega Anaya’s vehicle traveled 134 feet.
The semi-truck, driven by 29-year-old Mitchell Gum of Colorado Springs, travelled 170 and rotated clockwise, jack-knifed, went off the north side of the road for 72 and began to overturn. It overturned a quarter-turn for 24 feet and stopped on the left side of the vehicle.
Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.
Caption: Alamosa firefighters Adam Burns and Cody Sullivan drain the fuel tanks of a semi-truck after it collided with a car at the intersection of Highway 160 and Road 105 South at approximately 2:20p.m. Tuesday. The driver of the car was sent to the hospital.