State patrol: Drugs possibly a factor in fatal head-on collision near Longmont

Sep. 29—Investigators say drug impairment may have been a factor in a fatal head-on collision near Longmont on Wednesday.

The Boulder County Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the person killed in the crash as Cinthia Yanez Jaso, 29.

Colorado State Patrol said the crash occurred at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 287 between Horseshoe Circle and Yellowstone Road outside Longmont.

Master Trooper Gary Cutler said a 49-year-old man was driving a Chevy Silverado pickup truck south on U.S. 287 when he crossed the center line and collided with a Toyota Matrix.

Jaso, the driver of the Toyota, was declared dead on scene while a 41-year-old woman riding in the car suffered life-threatening injuries.

Cutler said the driver of the truck sustained serious injuries.

Cutler said police are looking into the possibility of drug impairment on the part of the truck driver as a factor in the crash, but no charges have been filed as the investigation remains ongoing.