UPDATE: One woman dies in I-70 crash

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By: KKCO - Email

3/19/ 2012 7:36 A.M.

One woman is dead and two men are in the hospital after their car crashes off the interstate.

According to Colorado State Patrol three people were driving a Chevy Impala down I-70 near mile post 66 around 2:30 A.M. when their car lost control and slammed into a rock wall before bursting into flames.

Passerby’s were able to pull all three out.

The driver and passengers have now been identified.

19 year old Christina Flager from Rifle was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver 21 year old Anthony Bracamontes from Rifle, and 26 year old Eric Fernandez of Grand Junction were taken to Saint Mary's Hospital.

Investigators say both speed and alcohol are suspected factors in the crash.

The accident is under investigation.

--------- Below was written 03/18/2012 at 6:24 P.M.----------

One woman is dead and two men are in the hospital after their vehicle crashes off the interstate.

According to Colorado State Patrol investigators, three people were driving a Chevy Impala down I-70 near mile post 66 around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning when their car left the road, drove down the median and crashed head-on into a rock wall.

The car burst into flames, and passerbys were able to pull all three out.

The woman, who was under 21, was pronounced dead on scene. One man was transported to St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance, and the other by Careflight. Both were over 21.

Investigators said both speed and alcohol are suspected factors in the crash.

Their names will not be released until the woman's next of kin is notified. KKCO 11 News will bring you updates as they become available.


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