CSP identifies victim of I-70 accident between DeBeque and Parachute | PostIndependent.com

CSP identifies victim of I-70 accident between DeBeque and Parachute

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A man who died in a rollover accident on Interstate 70 Sunday afternoon has been identified as Charles Maxey, 61, of Thornton.

Garfield County Deputy Coroner Chandra Mortensen released the man’s identity after authorities were able to notify the man’s family. She said the passenger, whose identity hasn’t been released, was still in intensive care Tuesday morning.

The Colorado State Patrol said the single-vehicle rollover happened around 3 p.m. Sunday in the westbound lanes of I-70 between DeBeque and Parachute. Emergency responders found a 1994 Jeep Cherokee north of the westbound lanes with “extensive damage,” the CSP said in a news release.

Maxey and a female passenger were ejected from the vehicle. Maxey was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the woman was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction and treated for serious injuries. Further information about the passenger was unavailable.

Investigators determined the Jeep was approaching a curve to the left when it drifted into the left lane before over-correcting to the right and rolling once. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the crash, the CSP said.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121


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