Grand Junction Teen Dies in Crash

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

A Grand Junction teenager is dead after a one-car rollover crash on Interstate 70 in Garfield County Thursday night.

The Colorado State Patrol says that 16-year-old Diana L. Luttrall was a passenger in a 2001 Ford Explorer driven by 22-year-old Stephen Ludwig of Rifle. CSP says Ludwig was driving westbound on I-70 at 11:30 pm Thursday night when he lost control and ran off of the left side of the road, went through the median and rolled the SUV. Luttrall was ejected from the SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Ludwig was taken to the hospital for injuries he sustained during the crash. Authorities say that alcohol and excessive speed were contributing factors in the crash.


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  • by bob Location: fruita on Feb 28, 2009 at 08:12 AM
    hey we have had 3 major dui, accidents involving death in the last few weeks, all young lives, time for law enforcement to step it up and crack down on these drivers and save lives. enough is enough.
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