Three drivers cited in Vail Pass pileup
Vail, CO Colorado
DENVER, Colorado ” The Colorado State Patrol says three drivers involved in a 70-vehicle pileup on Interstate 70 were issued tickets for careless driving.
Officials however say no one involved in the collision that killed Lance Melting, received a ticket.
Melting was the only person killed in a series of wrecks over Vail Pass on March 31 that shutdown I-70 in both directions for several hours as a heavy snow and icy conditions contributed to the melee.
Authorities say the pileup involved three separate chain reactions.
The state patrol said semitrailer driver Thomas Jackson, 55, lost control and started the first wreck. Jackson, semitrailer driver Roberto Alavarez, 41, and Gretchen Hardy, of Avon, were cited for careless driving.
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