LA JUNTA, Colo. — A 19-year-old from Kansas City is dead after a crash in southeastern Colorado.
Britney Ackerman was ejected from a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier that went off U.S. Highway 50 near La Junta Wednesday and crashed into a traffic sign. The Colorado State Patrol says she wasn't wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the car wasn't injured and another passenger suffered minor injuries.
Troopers believe drugs may have contributed to the crash but it is still under investigation.
The Associated Press