Jun 29, 2020 10:00 PM

State Patrol: Kansas man among 8 who died in head-on crash

Posted Jun 29, 2020 10:00 PM

CHEYENNE COUNTY, CO —Law enforcement authorities are investigating an accident that left eight dead including a Kansas man just after 4:30p.m. Friday in Cheyenne County, Colorado.

The Colorado State Patrol reported a Ford F-150 driven by Jian Zhong, 45, from Aurora, CO., was westbound  towing a boat on Highway 40 near Hugo in eastern Colorado. 

The pickup traveled into the eastbound lane while attempting to pass a semi and collided with an eastbound Chevy Silverado driven by Sammy Henry, 59, Liberal, Kansas.

As a result of the crash, the F150 caught fire.  Henry, Joshua Henry, 36; Maki Henry, 8 and Messiah Henry (unknown age) of Sterling, Colorado died in the Silverado.  Zhong, Cathy Zhong, 34; Myoli Zhong, 9, of Aurora, and Ren Juntan, 53, Centennial, CO., died in the Ford.

The Colorado State Patrol released no additional details Monday.