The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 50 in Pueblo County, Colorado. The crash occurred on September 29, 2018 at approximately 18:44 hours [6:44 p.m.]. The crash occurred approximately 26 miles east of Pueblo.

Fifty-three year old Tommy E. Lopez of Fowler was driving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Highway 50 near 68th Lane. Lopez drove off the left side of the road into a field and rolled 1/2 times onto his roof. He was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased on scene.

The passenger in the Jeep was 33 year old Anthony Lopez of La Junta. He was extracted from the vehicle and transported to Parkview Emergency Room for serious injuries.

Alcohol and drugs appear to be contributing factors in the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.