Woman dies in Silt accident | PostIndependent.com

Woman dies in Silt accident

SILT – A Glenwood Springs city employee is dead and her dog is missing as a result of an accident that closed westbound Interstate 70 Tuesday night.Melissa Newsom, 33, died in a two-car accident about a half mile east of the Silt interchange at about 4:41 p.m. Tuesday. She was pronounced dead at the scene after unsuccessful efforts to resuscitate her.The accident resulted in the closure of westbound I-70 between New Castle and Silt Tuesday evening. Traffic was rerouted onto Highway 6.Newsom was janitorial supervisor for the city of Glenwood.Her dog, “Chinook,” a male, 11-year-old Australian border collie mix, remained missing Wednesday, said Kevin Brown, manager of the Rifle Funeral Home. Anyone with possible information about the dog’s whereabouts is asked to call the funeral home at 625-1234.Silt police responded to the accident, along with the Burning Mountains Fire District and Westcare Ambulance Service. Further information about the accident was unavailable from authorities Wednesday.

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