Trolley victim had little alcohol in system
Vail, CO Colorado
BRECKENRIDGE ” Toxicology test results show the blood alcohol content of a soldier killed by a Breckenridge trolley was well below the legal driving limit when she died, Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson said Monday.
Richardson didn’t to release Capt. Lynn Scutellaro’s exact blood alcohol level, but said it would be consistent with someone who had one drink.
Scutellaro was struck and killed by a Town of Breckenridge trolley at the corner of Main and Watson streets on July 7.
Richardson said the toxicology test didn’t show anything out of the ordinary in Scutellaro’s system.
Scutellaro, a 28-year-old captain and helicopter pilot in the Colorado National Guard, died of blunt force trauma after a town-operated trolley bus struck her as it turned onto Watson from Main Street just before 9 p.m. on July 7.
Richardson has said Scutellaro was low to the ground at the time she was struck based on her injuries and the trolley’s design. The Colorado State Patrol said the trolley driver was going no faster than 20 miles per hour at the time of the accident.
Scutellaro returned home to Evergreen last November after serving a 12-month tour with the Guard in Iraq.