The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that resulted in two fatalities near Limon this morning. At 6:28 a.m., a 2003 Volvo truck-tractor towing a loaded horse trailer was traveling westbound on I-7p, near milepost 363. The Volvo drifted onto the westbound shoulder and collided with two pedestrians, who were changing a flat tire on a 2007 Pontiac Vibe. After the collision, the Volvo stopped approximately 1/2 mile west of the crash scene.
The pedestrians–48-year-old Shun Jones of Carrollton, Texas, and 38-year-old Amanda Omo-Iyamu of Balch Springs, Texas–sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. The Pontiac’s sole occupant–18-year-old Lamarcus Lockett of Carrollton–was not injured.
The Volvo was occupied by 37-year-old Michel (pronounced “Mitchell”) Martin and 16-year-old Tristan Martin, both of Sulphur, Louisiana. Neither occupant was injured during the crash.
Prior to the arrival of law enforcement officers, Tristan was transported from the scene by a private party. When law enforcement officers arrived, Michel reported that he had been driving the Volvo at the time of the crash. Upon further investigation, Tristan was determined to have been the driver; he later surrendered to law enforcement.
Tristan Martin was charged with two counts of Failing to Remain at the Scene After an Accident Involving Death (a felony) and two counts of Careless Driving Caused Death (a misdemeanor). Michel Martin was charged with one count of false reporting (a misdemeanor). Both were booked into Lincoln County Jail; Tristan may be moved to a juvenile assessment center.
Alcohol and drug use are not considered contributing factors in the crash.