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A 17-year-old girl is dead and another is in the hospital following a Friday evening accident on U.S. Highway 287 north of Fort Collins.
The accident occurred at the intersection of 287 and County Road 21C around 5:45 p.m., when one of the girls, who was driving a Ford Taurus, hit a semi-trailer as she attempted a left turn onto westbound 287, according to Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Chuck Cargin.
Kayla Adsit, of Fort Collins, who was a passenger in the Taurus, was pronounced dead at the scene. Driver Mayan Smith was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital with unknown injuries.
The girls were wearing seatbelts, and alcohol is not considered a factor in the accident, Cargin said.
The driver of the semi, 27-year-old Andrigo Rocha of Taylorsville, Utah, was not injured.
According to witnesses, Smith stopped at the stop sign before turning off 21C and hit the semi, which was in the right lane, Cargin said. Witnesses said the semi was driving within the speed limit, Cargin said.
The accident shut down 287 from the bypass to County Road 54G until 9:02 p.m., or roughly three hours.
Adsit was the second teen to die on 287 this year. Hagan Klamm, 16, died Feb. 23 when his car hit a semi head-on about a mile south of County Road 74E.
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