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Man dies in rollover east of Rifle

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Vail, CO Colorado

RIFLE, Colorado ” One man was killed in a rollover accident on Interstate 70 east of Rifle at about midnight Wednesday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

According to the patrol, driver Antonio Hernandez, 27, of Lakewood, Colo., was driving west in a Chevy Blazer when the vehicle went into the median and rolled. Both Hernandez and a passenger were ejected from the vehicle; the passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Neither man was wearing a seatbelt, according to the patrol. Hernandez was taken to the Grand River Medical Center in Rifle for treatment.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, according to the patrol, which was still investigating the crash on Thursday morning.

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