I-70 crash in Eagle County leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt | PostIndependent.com

I-70 crash in Eagle County leaves 1 dead, 3 hurt

A single-vehicle rollover on eastbound Interstate 70 near mile marker 149 has left one man dead and three others injured, according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol.

The accident occurred about 2:39 p.m. Saturday and involved a Jeep Wrangler out of California with four male occupants, the news release said.

It appears that the vehicle suffered a sudden tire failure of the left rear tire causing the vehicle to go off the right side of the road in a clockwise rotation. The vehicle began to roll and collided with the animal fence. The vehicle continued to roll and three of the four male occupants were ejected. The only occupant that stayed in the vehicle was in the right front passenger seat. The three surviving occupants were transported by ambulance to Vail Valley Hospital. The fourth occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Alcohol, drugs and speed are not considered factors in the crash, the news release said. The crash is still under investigation.

Injury status of the three transported does not reflect life threatening injuries at this time.


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