Glenwood Springs man ID’d as driver in fatal Highway 133 car crash
CARBONDALE, Colorado ” Authorities have identified Carlos Sandoval-Ramives, 30, as the driver who was killed in a one-car crash on Highway 133 Saturday afternoon.
A toxicology report shows that Sandoval-Ramives, a Glenwood Springs resident, was high on cocaine and alcohol at the time of the crash, which occurred at about 1:04 p.m. His blood alcohol level was 0.255, and he tested positive for cocaine, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Rick Kolecki.
Sandoval-Ramives was found lying dead about 11 feet from a tree that his 1995 Honda Civic struck on Highway 133 at milepost 62, just north of the BRB campground. The impact of the crash ejected Sandoval-Ramives, who was not wearing a seat belt.
The car spun counterclockwise several times before splitting into two pieces and coming to a rest 25 feet away, Kolecki said, adding there were no signs of deceleration coming around the corner approaching the place of impact.
An unidentified witness had called authorities three minutes prior to the crash to report that the Honda civic, headed southbound, was being driven erratically, weaving in and out of traffic and was traveling at a high rate of speed.
That witness was the first person on scene, and happened to be a paramedic, Kolecki said. Efforts to revive Sandoval-Ramives were unsuccessful.
Authorities spent Saturday evening and part of Sunday identifying Sandoval-Ramives, since he had no identification on him or in the vehicle. But after leads from possible employers and those who had learned of the crash, law enforcement officials were able to make a positive ID.
Traffic was shut down on Highway 133 on Saturday until about 4:30 p.m.
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