New Castle woman killed in collision |

New Castle woman killed in collision

Aspen Times Staff Report

A New Castle woman died in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highways 82 and 133 in Carbondale Friday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Xiomy Long, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was a passenger in a Toyota pickup truck driven by Martin Alvarado, 27, of New Castle. The two were headed upvalley on Highway 82 en route to work in Aspen, when the truck collided with a Roaring Fork Transit Authority bus that was making a left-hand turn from the downvalley lane of Highway 82 onto Highway 133.

According to the patrol, Alvarado was taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and released. The driver of the bus, Lisa Lauderman, 32, was not injured. There were no passengers on board.

An airbag deployed in front of Alvarado, but Long’s seat was not equipped with one. It appeared that Long was not wearing the shoulder restraint portion of her seat belt, said a State Patrol press release.

The State Patrol is asking anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Trooper Dokken or Trooper Williams at (970)-945-6198.

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