US 50 in Colorado (Photo) Credit Doug Kerr (Flickr

US Highway 50 – Colorado, Photo Credit: Doug Kerr (Flickr).

A car crash on Highway 50 near Cañon City left one adult dead and a child seriously injured Saturday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers responded to a report about a single-vehicle rollover crash near mile marker 272 at about 10 a.m. Saturday and found one adult dead at the scene, according to Master Trooper Gary Cutler.

A Chevrolet Uplander was traveling eastbound and drifted off the right side of the road when the driver corrected by steering left, but started rotating counter-clockwise. The driver over-corrected to the right and began rotating clockwise, and the vehicle began moving backward and left before hitting a natural rock wall. The vehicle then rotated clockwise and traveled back onto the highway, rolling one and a half times before stopping on its roof, partially blocking westbound lanes, according to a Saturday evening press release from the Colorado State Patrol.

One of the three adults in the vehicle was ejected and died on scene. One of the four children in the vehicle was in a booster seat and was also ejected. That child was seriously injured and was transported to St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City before being flown to Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs, troopers said.

All remaining occupants were injured, and treated at St. Thomas More, troopers added.

The highway was closed for about five hours for investigation.

Gazette editor Erin Prater contributed to this report.

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