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Two eastbound vehicles collided near the New Castle exit on Interstate-70 sending one vehicle into the Colorado River and the other across the median in to the westbound lanes.A Jeep and a Toyota Tercel were traveling next to each other eastbound when the Jeep, in the left-hand lane, started to swerve, according to initial reports from the New Castle Police Department. At some point the vehicles collided and both lost control, said chief Chris Sadler.The Tercel rolled about three times and ended up facing west in the westbound lanes. The occupants of that vehicle, a woman in her 20s and a baby, were transported to Valley View Hospital. The Jeep also began to roll, jumping the guardrail and hitting the bank before landing upside-down pinned between a small tree and the rivers bank, said Sadler.Sadler didnt know how the man driving got out, but he was sitting on the guardrail when police arrived, he said. That man was also taken to Valley View Hospital, he said. The condition of the occupants was not known.
As the hard work of learning who shot Qwest executive Jeff Garrett goes on, investigators and family members hope the shooter will make things easier on everyone by giving themselves up.Rick Lewis, Garretts uncle, is pleading that whoever shot Garrett while he was turkey hunting, or may know who shot him, will contact authorities.Somebody knows whats happened. I would hope that they would come forward, Lewis said Friday during a visit to Glenwood Springs following Garretts funeral in the Denver area the previous day.He said coming clean would benefit not only the family but the shooter.They must be carrying a terrible burden, Lewis said.Garrett, 37, of Aurora, died May 14 near New Castle. Garfield County sheriff investigators believe he was calling for turkeys while in a hidden spot and another hunter mistook him for a turkey and shot him. The shooter either may not have realized the error, or panicked and fled rather than reporting the shooting.Garrett was a top Colorado executive for Qwest, and left behind his wife, Charlotte, and two young children.
Karate chops and flying boards were the order of the day Saturday when martial arts studios around the country engaged in the sixth annual Project Action Foundations Break-a-Thon.At the Art of Defense, a tae kwon do studio in Glenwood Springs, about 15 students from adults to kids summoned their inner strength and attacked wooden boards with hands, feet and elbows for an hour.In all, the students broke 539 boards and raised $820 in pledges, said co-owner Sabrina Carmichael. Thousands of martial arts studios across the country participated in the one-hour event Saturday.Nationwide, the event garnered over $100,000 and more than 89,000 boards were broken, Carmichael said.The event, sponsored by the Project Action Foundation, aims to prevent crime by raising money for scholarships for underprivileged and at risk kids to take classes in dance, gymnastics and martial arts.At the Glenwood Springs studio a few minutes into the break-a-thon, there was plenty of spilled blood from grazed knuckles and stubbed toes.
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