One Victim Identified in Double Fatal I-70 Crash, Baby Fights for Life

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

The Mesa County Coroner's Office has identified one of the victims involved in Monday's head on crash.

Officials say the driver of the red Monte Carlo was 26–year–old Jenny Trover from Fruita.

Police say Trover was driving eastbound on I–70 between 23 and 24 Roads with a 5 month old baby boy in the car when a silver Dodge Caravan entered the highway going the wrong way and crashed head on into her.

Trover was pronounced dead on scene. The driver of the minivan died about four hours after the crash at St. Mary's Hospital, her identity is not being released at this time. The infant is in ICU at St. Mary's in critical condition with head injuries.

The baby was properly restrained.

The crash remains under investigation.

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  • by Kimberly on May 24, 2008 at 08:22 PM
    Its so sad that because of someone's stupidity of driving on the wrong side of the road that this happened. Very sorry for the family and hope the baby is ok
  • by Ashley Location: fruita on May 18, 2008 at 11:43 AM
    Our prayers are with jenny and the baby and shane
  • by Katie on May 14, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    We are so sorry for the loss of Jenny. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your baby boy.
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