Kyra Connolly, 17, was driving near her high school at approximately 10:00 a.m. when she crossed to the wrong side of the road. Her vehicle sideswiped another vehicle and then slammed head-on with a delivery truck.
Connolly, a senior at Castle View High School, died at the scene, according to KDVR. The driver of the truck was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, and the driver of the sideswiped vehicle was uninjured.
KDVR reports that police are unsure what caused Connolly to start driving on the wrong side of the road.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32,675 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States in 2014. In addition,