A child injured in a car accident that killed his mother remained in critical condition Thursday.
The family - mother Cassandra Yazzie-Hotchkiss and children Dante Hawkins, 6; Amada Hotchkiss, 8; and Noah Hotchkiss, 11 - were traveling Monday on Colorado Highway 172 near Oxford when a truck heading the other direction crossed into
Yazzie-Hotchkiss' lane and collided head-on with her vehicle.
Yazzie-Hotchkiss, wife of Jason Hotchkiss, who was not in the vehicle, was killed. The children suffered serious
injuries and were airlifted to Denver.
Elizabeth Whitehead, a spokeswoman for The Children's Hospital in Denver, said Dante was in critical condition
Thursday afternoon while Noah and Amada were in fair condition.
Dante is the child of Yazzie-Hotchkiss from a previous marriage. Amada and Noah are Hotchkiss' children with Kimberly
Armstrong, an Ignacio resident.
The accident investigation is being handled by tribal police for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which has not
responded to calls for details on the crash.
Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Denver, said no charges had been filed as of Thursday, but the case remains under investigation.
Yazzie-Hotchkiss will be buried Saturday in New Mexico. The family has established a Web site with information about
services, including ride sharing, and a memorial fund at "http://cassandrayazziehotchkiss.com">http://cassandrayazziehotchkiss.com.