Man in Vail I-70 pileup has died |

Man in Vail I-70 pileup has died

Matt Terrell
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL ” A man who was critically injured in a seven-car accident on I-70 in Vail died Friday morning in Denver.

Dustin Scriver, 22, of Eagle, was breathing but unconscious when fire fighters used the jaws of life to pull him out of the wreckage on westbound I-70 near the Vail Post Office. He was flown to Denver by a Flight for Life helicopter in critical condition.

Scriver died Friday morning at Denver Health Hospital, said Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis

The wreck happened around 2 p.m. in stand-still traffic, Vail Police Sgt. Dan Torgerson said. A Coca-cola truck ran into the back of another vehicle, which then caused a chain reaction collision with five other vehicles. The driver of the Coca-Cola truck was going too fast for the traffic, Torgerson said.

The accident closed the I-70 westbound lanes until 4:40 p.m. and backed up traffic. Cars were re-routed to North and South Frontage roads. A canoe could be seen rammed through the windshield of the Coca-Cola truck, which was tangled up with two cars in a big metal heap. Other wrecked cars were seen nearby, while another was rammed hundreds of feet away.

Three people in other cars suffered minor injuries.

Police are still investigating the accident, and no charges have been filed.

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