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Severance man killed, Windsor boy seriously injured in Erie traffic crash

Staff reports

A 19-year-old Severance man died, and a 16-year-old Windsor boy was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after a traffic crash early Thursday morning in southern Weld County.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. on Interstate 25 near mile-marker 232, which is the Erie/Dacono exit. A 2004 Jeep driven by Alex Rodriguez, 25, of Fort Lupton was southbound in the northbound lanes of the interstate when it collided head-on with a 2013 Subaru driven by a 16-year-old Windsor boy, Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Josh Lewis said. Lewis declined to release the boy's name because he is a juvenile.

The passenger in the Subaru — 19-year-old Kyle Nackos of Severance — was pronounced dead at 3:19 a.m. at the scene of the crash, according to a news release from the Weld County Coroner's Office.

Lewis said the 16-year-old was taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette with life-threatening injuries. Rodriguez also was taken to Good Samaritan with moderate injuries.

Everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt, and authorities are considering alcohol as a contributing factor in the cause of the crash, Lewis said.

Nackos is the 53rd person to die so far this year on Weld roads. Through this date last year, 58 people had died.