Yareni Rios-Gonzalez identified as woman hit in Platteville police vehicle

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The Platteville Police Department has placed one of its officers on administrative leave after a 20-year-old woman was seriously injured when police left her in a cruiser that was struck by a train.

On Monday evening, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation identified the woman as Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, from Greeley. She remains in the hospital, authorities said in a news release and is expected to survive.

Police Chief Carl Dwyer, in an email, didn’t divulge the name of the officer who was placed on paid leave. He declined to answer other questions about the incident.

The incident occurred around 7:30 pm. Friday near U.S. 285 and Weld County Road 38, just north of Platteville.

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