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Victims of fatal crash identified

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol issued a statement Sunday identifying the driver and passengers of a sport utility vehicle involved in a fatal rollover accident Friday night on Interstate 70 near Edwards.

Lenora Hernandez, 20, who the State Patrol said is an illegal immigrant, faces charges of vehicular homicide, careless driving causing bodily injuries, DUI and driving without a license, the statement said. Hernandez was treated at the Vail Valley Medical Center and released into the custody of state troopers, the statement said.

Jose De Jesus Trinidad-Esparza, 19, was killed in the crash, the statement said. The State Patrol had no further personal information on Trinidad-Esparza.



The other passengers in the vehicle were Jose Jesus Vazquez-Lopez, 22, of Avon; Juan Jesus Garcia-Escobar, 17, of Edwards; Karen Rosales, 22, of Edwards; Elida Rosales, 16, of Edwards; Sandy Amado-Corral, whose age was unknown, of Edwards; and Denise Parra, 16, of Edwards, all of whom suffered no injuries or minor injuries, the statement said.

Karen Rosales was found to have an arrest warrant for assault and weapons charges, the statement said.

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At about 11:50 p.m. Friday on westbound Interstate 70 near Edwards, Hernandez lost control of the vehicle she was driving, ran off the side of the road and rolled two full times, ejecting Trinidad-Esparza, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to information from the Colorado State Patrol.


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