I-70 accident kills two | PostIndependent.com

I-70 accident kills two

An accident on Interstate 70 Friday caused the death of two people.

At 5 p.m. Aug. 23, a Chevrolet Tahoe heading east rolled three miles west of New Castle, injuring three passengers and killing the driver, Tim Ronzio, 69, of Denver..

The vehicle drifted off the right side of the road before the driver over-corrected, causing it to cross over traffic lanes to the left side. Another over-correction ensued, putting the vehicle into a spin and a broadside skid. The vehicle rolled 2 1/4 times off the left side of the road.

All occupants remained in the vehicle and appeared to be wearing their seatbelts. Ronzio was partially ejected and received fatal injuries as a result. Carol Ronzio, 63, of Denver, was pronounced dead at Valley View Hospital from abdominal injuries. The other two passengers, Patricia E. McDowell, 61, and Richard P. McDowell, 60, both of Edwards, are in stable condition.

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