Occupants identified in Sunday rollover on I-70 | PostIndependent.com

Occupants identified in Sunday rollover on I-70

The Colorado State Patrol has identified the three women injured in a one-vehicle accident near milepost 68 on Interstate 70 at approximately 12:58 p.m. Sunday.

A 1996 Toyota Corolla, driven by Rachel Henk, 23, of Broomfield, was traveling westbound on I-70, west of Parachute, when it lost control and skidded off the left side of the roadway into the median, where it rolled one time.

After the crash, Henk said she may have fallen asleep while driving and could not recall how the vehicle lost control, according to the State Patrol.

Debbie Handlovits, 52, of Broomfield, Betty Sheible, 72, of Arvada, and Henk were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with injuries ranging from minor to serious, but not life threatening.

Eastbound I-70 was reduced to one lane during the rescue and crash investigation. Both lanes of I-70 were open again at approximately 2:50 pm.

Henk was issued a Summons for Careless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury and Failure To Provide Proof Of Insurance.

Drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in the crash, and the driver, who suffered only minor injuries, may have been the only occupant wearing a seatbelt.

De Beque Fire and Rescue, Grand River Ambulance, Parachute Police Department and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. P and K Towing responded to remove the vehicle.

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