Nine-month-old boy dies in Sunday morning I-70 car crash near Glenwood Springs |

Nine-month-old boy dies in Sunday morning I-70 car crash near Glenwood Springs

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A 9-month-old died near Glenwood Springs Sunday morning in a car accident. Isaac Alessandro died when he was ejected from his car seat.

In a news release, Colorado State Patrol investigators said they believe the parents did not want to wake the baby up and had left him in the baby seat with out the straps buckled around him. “It looks like the seat was in correctly, but the straps weren’t on,” said trooper Nate Reid, a state patrol spokesman. The boy was in the backseat of a Honda Civic that was traveling westbound on Interstate 70 at around 6:30 a.m. when it lost control and hit the center median. The car rolled several times for 712 feet before landing on its wheels. The driver of the car, Joanne Echeverria, 19, Alessandro’s mother, was wearing her seat belt, and was transported to the hospital with moderate to severe injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but alcohol and drugs were not involved.

Colorado State Patrol reminds drivers that an estimated 90 percent of child seats are improperly installed. You can also find information online at

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