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Deputy And 2 Others Killed In 3-Car Crash In Southern Colorado

VALDEZ, Colo. (CBS4) - A driver, a child and a deputy are dead after a three car crash in Las Animas County. Officials with the Colorado State Patrol say the crash happened Wednesday night on Highway 12 east of Valdez.

Las Animas County deputies were in two patrol cars responding to call at approximately 8 p.m. when both crashed into someone's car headed in the opposite direction. The driver of that car, Taelor Roybal, died on scene. A 1-year-old boy was also in that car and died on the way to the hospital.

One deputy, Sgt. Matthew Moreno, was killed in the crash. He was a five-year veteran of the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office. Two other deputies were hurt.

The highway reopened Thursday morning.

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