Woman dies at scene of car crash | VailDaily.com

Woman dies at scene of car crash

J.K. Perry

An unidentified woman died at the scene of an auto accident Saturday in Avon when the car she was in collided head on with a van in the 700 block of Swift Gulch Road.”We don’t know what she died of exactly,” Officer Paul Arnold said. He added the coroner would later determine the cause of death.One of the vehicles crossed into oncoming traffic at approximately 1 p.m. Both vehicles were traveling at about 10 mph on the slippery road, Arnold said. The second passenger in the car suffered minor injuries, he added.Further details were not available.The Colorado Department of Transportation closed Interstate 70 for two hours Saturday afternoon. The closure was due to multiple accidents and poor visibility. Portions of the interstate had snowpack and were icy.”There are lots of accidents,” said Nancy Shanks, CDOT spokeswoman.Eastbound traffic was closed from William J. Post Road in Avon, while westbound traffic was closed to marker 180.Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14622, or jkperry@vaildaily.com. Vail, Colorado

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