Redstone teen dies in single-car crash |

Redstone teen dies in single-car crash

REDSTONE – An 18-year-old Redstone man died Sunday after the car he was driving went off the road and rolled over, ejecting him.

Around 5 p.m. Sunday, Zachary Sherman was headed northbound on Highway 133 near the main entrance to Redstone. According to a Colorado State Patrol news release, Sherman “had just passed other northbound traffic in a no-passing zone and had to swerve back into the northbound lane to avoid crashing head-on with a southbound motorcyclist.”

Sherman then lost control of the white 1982 Mercury Cougar he was driving and ran off the side of the highway where the car struck an embankment and vaulted 55 feet airborne, the news release said.

The car then rolled 2 1/2 times, ejecting Sherman. Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District rescuers from the Redstone station transported Sherman to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, where he was later pronounced dead.

According the news release, Sherman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Also, excessive speed is believed to be a factor in the crash, but alcohol is not.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511

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