CSP: Alcohol was factor in deadly Glenwood crash

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KKCO) -- A teen driver under the influence of alcohol played a sad role in a fatal crash on Interstate 70, according to Colorado State Patrol.

Early on April 14, a 2006 Audi carrying three people was traveling eastbound when it collided head-on with a westbound King Soopers semi-truck near milemarker 129, about 13 miles east of Glenwood Springs.

All three people inside the Audi died: 16-year-old Jennifer Nevarez, 24-year-old Albino Ortiz-Monge and 18-year-old Brianda Zavala, the driver.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured at the time.

CSP notes that the roads were wet at the time, but a toxicology report on Zavala shows that she had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Currently, road construction in Glenwood Canyon has shifted all I-70 eastbound lanes into on of the westbound lanes, condensing it into a two-lane interstate.

The crash had shut down traffic in the area for about four hours.


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