A head-on collision three miles east of Bayfield at 7:50 a.m. Thursday morning claimed the life of a Pagosa Springs resident, Kenneth L. Laskey, 49.
According to a report from the Colorado State Patrol, Laskey was westbound on U.S. 160, driving a 1994 Honda Accord when a Jeep Cherokee, driven by Waylon Sutton, 16, of Bayfield drifted across the centerline of the highway, entered the westbound lane and collided with the front of Laskey’s vehicle,
Excessive speed was rule out as a cause of the accident. No determination of the exact cause of the accident had been made as of the release of the initial CSP report
Laskey was declared dead at the scene of the accident by La Plata County Coroner Jan Smith
Sutton was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, where he remained Thursday evening.