Moffat resident dies in crash


ALAMOSA COUNTY — Moffat resident Mitzi Hunter-Young, 50, died at the scene of a two-vehicle accident on Monday evening, August 20, about 6:20 p.m. at the intersections of Alamosa County Road 4 North and County Road 6 East.

According to the Colorado State Patrol report, Cindy Tucker, 32, of Center, was driving east on County Road 4 North and failed to stop at a stop sign at County Road 6 East. Hunter-Young was driving south on County Road 6 East at County Road 4 North when her vehicle, a Toyota pickup, was struck in the right rear by Tucker’s vehicle, a Volkswagen Jetta, which came to a stop on the eastbound shoulder.

Hunter-Young’s vehicle spun a quarter turn and traveled off the road where it rolled one and a half times, coming to rest on its top, according to the State Patrol.

Hunter-Young was pronounced dead at the scene. Two passengers in her vehicle, a male aged 10 and a female aged 9, also of Moffat, were transported with serious injuries. According to the State Patrol, none of the occupants in the Hunter-Young vehicle were wearing seatbelts, and all three were ejected. Tucker was wearing a seatbelt.

Speed was not listed as a factor, but drugs might have been a factor, according to the Colorado State Patrol report.

The crash is still under investigation.

CSP also responded to a two-vehicle crash at 10:25 p.m. on Monday on Highway 160, in which a driver was cited for passing on a hill, but there were no injuries reported. According to the State Patrol, a Sedan was headed east on Highway 160, and a SUV was driving west. As the SUV came to a bit of a hill, it passed another vehicle, and when the Sedan came up over the hill, it and the SUV swerved, the SUV to the shoulder and the Sedan into the westbound lane. The front of the Sedan clipped the rear of the SUV. Both vehicles were towed, and the driver of the SUV was cited for passing on a hill.