82 crash kills Yampa High School student | PostIndependent.com

82 crash kills Yampa High School student

A serious car accident on Highway 82 Saturday night left one woman dead and three others injured.Eva Baker, 18, from Glenwood Springs, was transferred from Valley View Hospital to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction Saturday. She died from her injuries Sunday night, according to a press release from the Colorado State Patrol.Both directions of Highway 82 were shut down for five hours after the accident Saturday.Baker skidded out of control as she came out of a curve into a straight section of westbound Highway 82. Baker overcorrected and skidded into the median and then across both eastbound lanes.Baker’s 1992 Acura Legend skidded into the path of eastbound Steven VanDyke, 28, from Glenwood Springs. VanDyke’s 1998 Honda Accord hit the broadside of Baker’s car on the driver’s side.Baker had a 19-month-old baby in the car with her. The baby had minor, nonlife-threatening injuries and was treated and released to family members at Valley View Saturday. VanDyke and VanDyke’s passenger, Jennifer Cook, 30, were also transported to Valley View.VanDyke was still in intensive care Sunday night. Cook was treated and released.State Patrol determined the accident was the result of Baker’s high driving speed.

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