Fatal accident in head-on crash near Eagle

By: Courtney Carter Email
By: Courtney Carter Email

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) A head-on crash on Interstate 70 has left one man dead and another man critically injured.

At around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, a 1998 Dodge van was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-70 near milepost 150, when it struck a tractor-trailer traveling westbound. The driver of the van – a 44-year-old Rifle man – was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center with serious injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Alcohol is being considered as a potential cause in the crash, although the investigation is still on-going.


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