A La Junta man was killed in a single-car crash on Sept. 8 east of La Junta.

Colorado State Patrol said Anthony Garcia, 60, of La Junta was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on County Road AA, about one mile east of La Junta.

According to CSP, at 12:51 a.m. on Sept. 8, Garcia was driving a 2006 Ford Freestar van westbound on County Road AA when the Ford drifted off the south side of the road, traveled into an irrigation ditch and collided with a metal culvert. The Ford came to a rest on its wheels in the irrigation ditch where it then caught on fire.

Gracia was wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash.

Alcohol is being considered as a contributing factor in the crash. However, the crash remains under investigation, according to CSP.