Grand Junction: Second driver days after wrong-way crash
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” A second person has died of injuries suffered when a van traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 70 struck a car in Grand Junction.
Police say the woman driving a Dodge Caravan died Monday evening, a few hours after the crash.
Authorities say the woman drove the wrong way in a roundabout, then merged onto I-70 from an exit ramp and traveled west in the eastbound lanes before hitting a Chevrolet Monte Carlo head-on.
The van driver’s name has not been released. The driver of the Monte Carlo, 26-year-old Jenny Trover of Fruita, died at the scene.
A 5-month-old boy riding with Trover remains hospitalized.
Grand Junction Police Officer T.J. Rix says both vehicles were traveling at least 60 mph when the crash occurred.
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