Trucker arrested in Vail I-70 death |

Trucker arrested in Vail I-70 death

Steve LynnVail CO, Colorado
Shane Macomber/Vail DailyDustin Scriver, 22, of Eagle, died in this seven-car collision on I-70 in Vail, Aug. 16.

VAIL A delivery driver was arrested Thursday for his involvement in a seven-vehicle collision in which 22-year-old Dustin Scriver, of Eagle, was killed.Jeremy Williams, 30, of Clifton, was arrested on suspicion of several traffic misdemeanors. His Coca-Cola truck crashed into the back of Scrivers pickup truck Aug. 16 on Interstate 70. Someday I might be able to forgive him, but right now I want him prosecuted to the full extent of the law, said Scrivers mother, Renee. He took a part of me that I can never get back.Williams was approaching traffic that was stopped for construction in Dowd Junction when he hit Dustin Scrivers Ford Ranger, causing the chain reaction accident. Dustin Scriver was critically injured at the scene and was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center. He died Aug. 17. Scriver worked at the familys business, Stucco Works, with his father and brothers. The family will never be the same after Dustin Scrivers death, Renee Scriver said. Kevin Scriver, Dustin Scrivers father, said he did not know whether the charges were adequate. Williams did not mean to kill his son, but Kevin Scriver still doesnt understand how Williams failed to see the line of cars ahead, he said. It could have been prevented, he said. Williams charges are one count of careless driving causing death and three counts of careless driving causing bodily injury, both class one traffic misdemeanors; and two counts of careless driving, a class two traffic misdemeanor. The penalty for a class one traffic misdemeanor is 10 days to 1 year in jail, $100 to $1,000 fine, while the penalty for a class two traffic misdemeanor is 10 days to 90 days in jail and a $10 to $300 fine. Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or Eagle Valley Enterprise Editor Kathy Heicher contributed to this report.

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