Identifying Driver Proves Difficult

After a late night fatal accident between a vehicle and semi truck on Interstate 70, the identity of the driver who was killed is still unknown.

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver, who is believed to be a woman was incinerated to the point where identification has proved difficult.

The Mesa County Coroner's office searched the vehicle again last weekend, looking for teeth, if that is unsuccessful, DNA will have to be extracted from the body and sent to the FBI for testing.

Due to the extent of the burns finding out whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the accident may be impossible.

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