UPDATE: Woman Has Life Threatening Injuries Following I-70 Crash

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

The Colorado State Patrol says two women were seriously injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 Wednesday afternoon.

That crash happened around 3 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near mile marker 44.

Trooper says two sisters riding in a 2000 Chevy Blazer were going too fast around the 50 mph curve just past the Palisade exit, and as a result, they lost control, hit the median wall and rolled the SUV multiple times.

Officials are not releasing the names of the two women, but say one is a 49-year-old from Florida and the other is a 39-year-old from Parachute. Troopers say at the time of the crash, neither was wearing a seat belt, and one of them was ejected from the car.

Both women were rushed to the hospital. Troopers say the 39-year-old left the scene with life threatening injuries. They say her sister was transported with serious injuries, but they weren't sure if her's were life threatening.

Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were shut down for about an hour while crews worked clean up the scene.

Troopers say the crash is still under investigation, and they are looking into the possibility that alcohol may have played a role.

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