Police investigating car vs. pedestrian fatality on I-70 in Glenwood
Glenwood Springs Police are investigating a fatality that occurred late Thursday, apparently involving a female pedestrian who was hit by an unknown vehicle on Interstate 70 near the Glenwood Vapor Caves.
The Glenwood Police Department said in a Friday Facebook post that the victim has been identified. However, the name has yet to be released by the Garfield County Coroner’s Office pending notification of next of kin.
“At this time, we cannot release her identity. We are still seeking information about the vehicle that hit her,” police said.
According to police, the woman, age 40 to 50, was struck and killed on WB I-70 about a half mile east of Exit 116 around 7:45 p.m. Thursday.
“We are also seeking information on the vehicle that hit her,” the police notice indicated. “We currently do not have a description but believe there may be front end damage.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 970-384-6500, or visit https://glenwoodpolice.com/19-3382/
I-70 was closed for about two hours after the incident.
Glenwood Police Chief Terry Wilson said after the incident that the westbound motorist who was involved appeared to have either left the scene, or drove on not knowing that they had hit a person, he said.
Police are working with the Garfield County Coroner’s Office on the investigation.
I-70 was reopened in both directions at about 10 p.m., after traffic had been held at Exit 116 going eastbound and at Dotsero westbound.
CDOT was also advising motorists at the time of deteriorating weather conditions due to a winter storm.
For more information about road closures and delays, visit www.cotrip.org.
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