SHERIDAN - Three people were killed by a crash that shut down Highway 285 for awhile Monday night.
Sheridan Police said the accident at Federal involved three vehicles. It happened just after 7:30 p.m.
Two people were killed at the scene. The third died at a nearby hospital. Another person was also hospitalized with serious injuries.
Police said the driver of an Oldsmobile was going westbound on 285, when the driver lost control and hit a guardrail. The car then went airborne and came down on a Trailblazer headed eastbound.
The Oldsmobile rolled several times and hit a tow truck that was also going eastbound.
The tow truck driver was not injured.
Both people in the Oldsmobile and one person in the Trailblazer were the three people who died.
Police said because of the extent of damage to the Oldsmobile, it will be very difficult to identify the victims.
The Colorado State Patrol is helping with the investigation.
(CBS4) DENVER Three people were killed in a car crash Monday night at Hampden Ave. and Federal Blvd.
Witnesses said one car crossed the median, went airborne and crashed into oncoming traffic. The car appeared to have hit an SUV first and then slammed into a tow truck.
Debris from the crumpled vehicles covered eastbound 285.
"The top of the car slammed into the tow truck and it was just like a Hollywood movie, it was crazy," said Bradley Samuelson, a witness who was driving next to the tow truck. "I slammed on my brakes and all I saw was dust and debris and thought that all I could do was get off the road so I didn't hit anyone else myself."
Samuelson said he checked on the two victims who were in the car that crossed the median, but there was nothing he could do.
The Colorado State Patrol closed Hampden Ave in both directions.
When it comes to anything to do with a PD or FD, I hardly believe the media. As an example, they like to refer to the "911 Tape" when it is really radio transmissions. They've been doing that a lot lately.