Woman killed in car crash near Eagle
Ryan Summerlin November 17, 2012
EAGLE, Colorado – A woman was killed and a man was seriously injured Saturday afternoon when the vehicle they were passengers in rolled off Interstate 70 near Eagle.
At about 3 p.m. Saturday, a gray Volvo was traveling westbound on I-70 near mile post 146 when it drove off the left side of the road into the center median, the State Patrol said. The vehicle then rolled and landed on its roof, nearly in the eastbound lanes of I-70, police said.
A 41-year-old female passenger died from her injuries at Vail Valley Medical Center, according to State Patrol. A 40-year-old male was transported to the medical center and then airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center, and he in serious but stable condition, police said. The driver – a 37-year-old male – suffered moderate injuries and was treated at the Vail Valley Medical Center. An 8-year-old male passenger suffered minor injuries.
All occupants are from Boulder and appeared to be using seat belts, police said. Names are being held pending notification of the families. Neither alcohol nor drugs are being considered as contributing factors at this time, according to police. The driver was issued a citation for careless driving, State Patrol said.
The Eagle and Gypsum fire departments, the Western Eagle County Ambulance District and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Colorado State Patrol. Big Steve’s Towing recovered the vehicle.