Fatal Vail Pass fall prompts plea for safety sign
The Denver Post
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL PASS, Colorado – The widow of a man who fell to his death from a highway bridge on Vail Pass in a freak accident is calling for a safety sign to be posted at the spot.
Leslie Bowers, of Larkspur, was heading west on I-70 at Vail Pass, at about 8:10 p.m. on Oct. 3, with her husband, Jerry, when their Chevrolet Suburban hit a damaged section in the road surface, she said.
Several other cars had hit the same exposed piece of metal and drivers pulled over to check for damage, Bowers recalled.
Jerry pulled to the side of the highway and told Leslie he was going to get out and see if anyone needed help. He told her to stay in the SUV to be safe.
It was the last time she saw her husband alive.
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