Man dies in icy crash on Vail Pass |

Man dies in icy crash on Vail Pass

Edward Stoner
Vail Correspondent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – A man died Saturday in a one-car accident on Interstate 70 on Vail Pass.

The crash happened at about 10:25 a.m., when the driver of a 2006 Dodge pickup truck, 47-year-old Russell Lockwood of Highlandville, Mo., lost control of the vehicle on snow and ice, officials said. The truck went off the right side of the road, rolled several times along an embankment, and came to rest on its roof on the interstate, according to the State Patrol.

The man who died was lying down on the back seat and was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said. His name, age and hometown were not released.

Lockwood and the front-seat passenger were taken to the Vail Valley Medical Center with serious injuries. They were not wearing seatbelts, according to authorities.

The crash occurred at mile marker 186, four miles west of the summit of Vail Pass. The westbound interstate was closed for about four hours.

The incident is under investigation.

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