Two-vehicle crash in West Vail sends six to hospital, shuts down I-70 for over two hours | VailDaily.com

Two-vehicle crash in West Vail sends six to hospital, shuts down I-70 for over two hours

A passenger in each vehicle was ejected, although the condition of the transported patients remains unknown

First responders work the scene of an accident on Interstate 70 near mile marker 176 on Saturday afternoon. The accident, which included two rollovers, started in a westbound lane around 3:05 p.m. and shut down the interstate in both directions for over two hours. The Vail Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol were still investigating details of the accident on Saturday night.
Rachael Zimmerman | Special to the Daily

At 3:05 p.m. Saturday, the Vail Police Department responded to a vehicle crash in the area of westbound I-70 at mile marker 177 after receiving several 911 calls. Two vehicles traveling westbound collided causing both vehicles to leave the road.

One vehicle came to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-70 and the second vehicle came to rest on North Frontage Road. One occupant of each vehicle was ejected during the crash. 

The Vail Fire Department and Eagle County Paramedic Services rendered aid to several injured people and transported six patients to Vail Health.I-70 was closed for two-and-a-half hours and North Frontage Road was closed for about three hours while medical aid was provided and the crash was investigated. At this time, there is no update on the condition of the transported patients. 

I-70 was closed for two-and-a-half hours and North Frontage Road was closed for about three hours while medical aid was provided and the crash was investigated. At this time, there is no update on the condition of the transported patients. 



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