Grand Junction woman dies on I-70 near Parachute |

Grand Junction woman dies on I-70 near Parachute

A one-car crash at 8:55 a.m. Sunday on eastbound Interstate 70 just west of Parachute killed a Grand Junction woman, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Joyce L. Williams, 47, was driving east in a 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer when the SUV drifted off the left side of the road and hit a delineator post. The vehicle traveled close to 400 feet in the median before coming back onto the roadway. There, it spun to the left, back off the left side of the road and rolled three and a half times, coming to rest on its top in the median.

Williams was wearing a seat belt, but the air bags did not deploy. Driver fatigue or distraction appears to be a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

The involvement of alcohol or medical conditions is under investigation.

The State Patrol was assisted by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the De Beque Marshal, INS, the Grand Valley Fire District and Rifle Towing.

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