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Trucker arrested for fatal crash on I-70

Steve LynnVail CorrespondentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

VAIL – A delivery driver was arrested Thursday for his involvement in a seven-vehicle collision in which 22-year-old Dustin Scriver, of Eagle, was killed.Jeremy Williams, 30, of Clifton, was arrested on suspicion of several traffic misdemeanors. His Coca-Cola truck crashed into the back of Scriver’s pickup truck Aug. 16 on Interstate 70. “Someday I might be able to forgive him, but right now I want him prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Scriver’s mother, Renee. “He took a part of me that I can never get back.”Williams was approaching traffic that was stopped for construction in Dowd Junction when he hit Dustin Scriver’s Ford Ranger, causing the chain reaction accident. Dustin Scriver was critically injured at the scene and was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center. He died Aug. 17. Scriver worked at the family’s business, Stucco Works, with his father and brothers. The family will never be the same after Dustin Scriver’s death, Renee Scriver said. Kevin Scriver, Dustin Scriver’s father, said he did not know whether the charges were adequate. Williams did not mean to kill his son, but Kevin Scriver still doesn’t understand how Williams failed to see the line of cars ahead, he said. “It could have been prevented,” he said. Williams’ charges are one count of careless driving causing death and three counts of careless driving causing bodily injury, both class one traffic misdemeanors; and two counts of careless driving, a class two traffic misdemeanor. The penalty for a class one traffic misdemeanor is 10 days to 1 year in jail, $100 to $1,000 fine, while the penalty for a class two traffic misdemeanor is 10 days to 90 days in jail and a $10 to $300 fine.


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