One-car crash snarls mid-day I-70 traffic |

One-car crash snarls mid-day I-70 traffic

EDWARDS ” An Edwards woman and her two children were only slightly injured Wednesday in a grisly-looking one-car accident on eastbound Interstate 70 near the Edwards interchange.

The accident snarled traffic for nearly two hours, with traffic slowing to a crawl for more than a mile behind the accident scene.

The woman, Maria Castillo of Edwards, and her children suffered only bumps, bruises and scrapes in the accident. As of Friday afternoon, no tickets had been issued.

According to State Patrol Trooper Jeff Gowin, Castillo was driving in the right lane of eastbound I-70. She moved toward the middle of the road to get around a stalled semi truck that was parked with its cab jutting just into the traffic lanes.

As Castillo was passing the truck, she was surprised by another car that was passing her on the left, Gowin said. Castillo cut back to the right in the Jeep, which is when she began to lose control.

“She overcorrected to the right, then overcorrected to the left,” Gowin said. The result was a rollover accident.

Later Wednesday, Gowin investigated another one-car rollover accident along I-70, this one near Dotsero. The driver of that car also walked away with minor injuries.

“It’s amazing what happens when you wear a seat belt,” Gowin said.

Staff Writer Scott N. Miller can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14624, or

Vail Daily, Vail Colorado

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