One killed in head-on crash involving Adams County sheriff’s deputy

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- A woman was killed and two others were injured in a head-on collision that involved an Adams County sheriff's deputy on Thursday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened before 8 a.m. at Highway 79 and East 88th Avenue, about seven miles north of Bennett.

The Adams County Sheriff's Office said the deputy was responding to a call and was going westbound on 88th Avenue.

The deputy had a stop sign but did a "rolling stop" and went through the intersection, colliding with the other vehicle. It's not known if the vehicle's lights and sirens were on.

The deputy and the driver of the other vehicle, a female, were taken to a hospital and into surgery. Both are expected to survive.

A passenger in the vehicle that collided with the deputy was pronounced dead at the scene. She was described by the Colorado State Patrol as an elderly woman.

The names and ages of the three involved in the crash were not released.

Both roads were closed in the area. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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