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19-year-old driver dies in car crash; three injured

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. Alcohol is suspected as a factor in a crash that killed a 19-year-old driver Tuesday night in a one-car crash on County Road 115, according to the Colorado State Patrol.Results of chemical tests on the driver are still pending on the deceased Carbondale woman. County Road 115 is the unpaved, road through Spring Valley between CMC and Glenwood Springs.Christina Hernandez, who was the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Garfield County coroner, according to the CSP. Three other passengers were injured and taken to the hospital.Two of her passengers – Aspen residents Luis Orellana, 28, and Enrique Orellana, 31 – were both taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs with serious injuries, the CSP reported. Passenger Nuvia Hernandez, 25, of Carbondale, suffered moderate injuries; she was treated and released from Valley View.The crash occurred at about 6:47 p.m. When emergency personnel arrived, they found a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche on its right side on the roadway. A preliminary investigation indicated Hernandez was driving north on the road, which leads to Spring Valley, between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, when the vehicle went off the road to the right. Hernandez apparently overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to roll one and one-quarter times, ejecting all of the occupants, according to the state patrol.The accident remains under investigation.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO


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