Melissa Chacon Death – Monte Vista, 46-year-old resident Melissa Chacon died following a two-vehicle in Alamosa County. The crash happened on Highway 160 near milepost 227 on Friday, November 12th, 2021. The accident injured 23-year-old Faith Pacheo also from Monte Vista.
Chacon was said to have been driving westbound on Highway 160 while Pacheco was driving eastbound. Chacon’s vehicle drifted off the north edge of the road and then moved fully into the eastbound lane. The vehicle’s front left impacted Pacheco’s front left in the eastbound lane.
The impact made Chacon’s vehicle rotate counter-clockwise 360 degrees coming to final rest while facing west blocking the westbound lane. while Pacheo’s vehicle rotates counter-clockwise 180 degrees moving off the south edge of the roadway and coming to final rest while facing west along the dirt roadside.
The accident remains under investigation.