US highway accident kills seven

November 28th, 2008 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Nov 28 (Xinhua) Seven people were killed Thursday when a sports utility vehicle (SUV) they were travelling in veered off a highway and crashed into a cement barrier in northern Colorado, the police said. The vehicle burst into flames after the crash, Gilbert Mares, a police officer with Colorado State Patrol, told reporters. There were no survivors, he said.

“We’re in the preliminary stages of this investigation and we do not know what caused this (accident),” said Mares, adding that the weather was not a factor.

Workers had to tear the roof off the charred SUV in order to extricate the victims, including an infant and a toddler. Whether the victims were from the same family was not known immediately.

Mares said the vehicle was registered in Alberta, Canada.

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