College Student In Critical Condition After Crash On I-70

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email


A college student ejected during a rollover accident on Interstate 70 remained in critical condition Monday night.

Cheikh Mamady was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital Monday morning with serious injuries after the car he was in rolled on Interstate 70 near DeBeque.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the accident happened when the driver of the car reached down for a bottle of water. The car rolled one and a half times.

Mamady, who was lying down in the backseat without a seat belt, was ejected out the rear window.

The driver and the front seat passenger were also taken to St. Mary's. They were treated and released with cuts and bruises.

All men involved in the accident are students at the Colorado School of Mines and are here with student visas.

Charges are pending but drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.


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