State Patrol seeking help in reconstructing June 5 crash

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By AJ Vicens

The Colorado State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in determining what led to a serious crash the night of June 5 at South Kipling Street and West Meadows Drive.

The preliminary investigation shows that David Runyon, 60, was driving south on South Kipling Street about 8 p.m. His green Ford Mustang apparently hit the passenger side of a Toyota minivan that was turning left from northbound South Kipling Street onto West Meadows Drive, according to Trooper David Hall of the State Patrol.

Anne M. Barrett, 22, a passenger in the Toyota minivan, suffered serious injuries in the crash. She was taken to Swedish Medical Center and has since been released.

Caitlin M. Barrett, 24, the driver of the van, suffered minor injuries and was also taken to Swedish Medical Center. She was released a short time later.

Runyon also suffered serious injuries in the crash and is listed in good condition at Swedish Medical Center.

Hall said some witnesses reported Runyon driving erratically from the intersection of U.S. 285 and South Kipling Street to the crash scene. He hasn’t been charged.

The circumstances leading up to the crash are still being investigated, but neither car ran a red light, according to Hall.

The State Patrol is asking anyone who may have seen Runyon’s green Ford Mustang traveling south on South Kipling Street the night of June 5 or anyone who may have witnessed the accident to call 303-239-4500.

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