Delta man, 41, dies in wreck on Highway 92

A 41-year-old Delta man died Saturday morning after the car he was driving collided with another vehicle on Colorado Highway 92.

Ramiro Quezada, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene after the 1992 red Geo Metro convertible he was driving hit a 1993 white Dodge Ram truck driven by Ki Nelson, 54, of Delta, according to the Colorado State Patrol’s accident report.

The accident occurred at 9 a.m. Saturday, about 12 miles east of Delta.

Nelson was pulling a gooseneck trailer with a donkey inside at the time of the accident. The donkey was injured but is expected to be fine, said Cpl. Duane Larson of the State Patrol.

The accident likely was caused when Quezada either fell asleep at the wheel or became distracted, Larson said.

Drugs, alcohol or speed are not considered factors in the accident, he added.

Quezada was wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident, and the Geo Metro’s air bag deployed, but Quezada could not have survived the injuries from the accident, Larson said.

There were three people inside the truck Nelson was reportedly driving, but no one inside the Dodge Ram was injured in the accident, Larson said. Nelson and his passengers were wearing their seat belts, Larson said.

According to the State Patrol accident report, Quezada was driving west on Highway 92 when he crossed the center line and collided with the driver’s side door, the driver’s side rear tire and the trailer.

Nelson, who was heading east, swerved to avoid a head-on collisio but was unable to prevent Quezada from hitting the side of the truck and trailer.


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