A mother and her 7-year-old daughter were killed in a crash on Harmony Road in Fort Collins on Sunday.

According to the Coloradoan, Traci Salazar was driving her two children west in the 600 block of Harmony Road when she crossed over the center turn lane and collided head-on with a truck headed east. Salazar died on scene, and her two children were hospitalized at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Alika Salazar died at the hospital.


Two people were injured and two people were killed in a Sunday crash in Fort Collins. On February 11, 2018 at approximately 11:40am, Fort Collins Police Services was notified of a head-on collision near the intersection of Harmony Road and Hinsdale Drive.

A 2005 Pontiac Vibe sedan was traveling west on Harmony Road when it crossed over the center turn lane and collided head-on with a 2001 Chevrolet truck traveling east on Harmony Road in the left through-lane.

The driver of the truck, Brian Sauer, of Fort Collins, was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. The sedan was occupied by the driver and two young children. The driver of the sedan died at the scene. Both children sustained serious injuries and were transported to Medical Center of the Rockies. One of the children died at the hospital. The names of the deceased will be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office pending notification of family.

Harmony Road was closed between Larkbunting Drive and Starflower Drive for approximately 5 hours while officers processed the scene.  The investigation is continuing.

How to Help

Anyone with information about the collision, who has not already given a statement to police, is asked to contact Officer Drew Jurkofsky at 970-416-2224. People may also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.




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