Colorado family’s SUV strikes bear, killing 3, injuring 4

Three persons were killed and four seriously injured when a family in an SUV struck a bear on a Colorado highway Friday morning.

The three who were killed were ejected from the vehicle after the crash, authorities told Fox 31 Denver.

The Garfield County Coroner’s Office identified the three dead as 7-year-old Kimberly Hernandez, her 15-year-old sister Brizeyda Hernandez, and their 62-year-old grandfather Eugenio Hernandez Altimirano, Fox 4 Grand Junction reported.

Brizeyda died of her injuries at the hospital.

The children’s 32-year-old mother, 36,-year-old father, 9-year-old brother and 62-year-old grandmother were all transported to area hospitals, the station reported.

The Colorado State Patrol said the family’s Chevy SUV ran into the median and rolled over after hitting the bear, according to the station.

The family was…

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