The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash
resulting in one fatality that occurred on Highway 36, near Longhorn
Road. At 2:30 a.m., a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta was traveling westbound
on Highway 36 at a high rate of speed through a curve when it entered
the oncoming traffic lane. The Volkswagen collided head-on with an
eastbound 2013 Audi RS5.
After the collision, the Volkswagen traveled off the southern side of
the road and rolled multiple times. Two passengers were ejected
during the rollover.
The Volkswagen’s driver, 22-year-old Kevin Winnie of Longmont, was not
wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained moderate
injuries; he was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The two ejected passengers, both 21-year-old males from Longmont, were
not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. One of the
passengers sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The other
sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local
hospital; his name is not being released due to the severity of his
The Audi’s driver–37-year-old Jose Pacheco of Deming, New Mexico–was
wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and sustained minor
Excessive speed and alcohol and/or drug use are suspected as
contributing factors in the crash. Charges are pending against
The roadway was dry at the time of the crash, and no inclement weather
Contact the Boulder County Coroner’s office for information regarding
the fatally injured passenger.