Rollover kills Parachute man |

Rollover kills Parachute man

RIFLE, Colo. – A Parachute man died Monday in a single-vehicle rollover crash on westbound Interstate 70.Patricia Wilshire, 43, of Parachute was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup near the West Rifle interchange at about 10:20 a.m. when she lost control and the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway, the Colorado State Patrol reported.The truck rolled about three times into the median and came to a stop on its wheels. As it rolled, passenger Stephen Wilshire, 57, of Parachute was ejected and came to rest just west of the vehicle.He was pronounced dead at the scene. He had not been wearing his seat belt.Patricia Wilshire was taken to Grand River Medical Center in Rifle with minor injuries. She was cited for careless driving causing death. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, the CSP reported.Rifle police and fire crews and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the response to the crash.Snowy weather resulted in several accidents and closures along Interstate 70 Monday. Eastbound I-70 was closed in Glenwood Canyon Monday afternoon due to multiple accidents, and an accident resulting in a minor injury occurred in South Canyon that morning.On Monday evening, a truck fire closed westbound I-70 at mile marker 109 between Canyon Creek and New Castle.

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