August 7, 2012
A ten-year-old boy died Tuesday morning of injuries resulting from a crash on Highway 94 east of Colorado Springs, Colorado State Patrol said.
Samuel Skaggs, the boy, suffered severe head trauma after the Hyundai sedan he was riding in crashed into a cow and veered off the left side of the highway. The wreck happened between Yoder and Rush. The crash was reported to the state patrol at 9:34 p.m. Monday,
The driver, Michael Skaggs, suffered two broken arms and was transported by ambulance to Memorial Central Hospital. Samuel was transported by Flight for Life to Memorial as well, and died Tuesday morning nearly twelve hours after the crash.
Alcohol and drug use are not considered to be factors in the crash, state patrol said. Rather, the driver couldn't see the cow in the darkness.
Previous reports of the crash indicated that it was a two-vehicle crash. Updated information from the state patrol states that after Skagg's car hit the cow and veered off the road, a second car drove by and hit the same cow.