Autopsies planned after Colorado crash that killed 7 | AspenTimes.com

Autopsies planned after Colorado crash that killed 7

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
A tow truck operator ties down the remnants of a 1992 Chevrolet Suburban in which seven people were killed in a fiery crash when the vehicle drifted off Interstate 25, flew off the road and landed on a concrete bridge embankment early on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, outside Johnstown, Colo. The Chevrolet Suburban was registered in Alberta, Canada, according to officials. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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JOHNSTOWN, Colo. ” Authorities say autopsies are planned for Friday on seven people who were killed when their SUV plunged off a northern Colorado overpass, hit a concrete embankment and burst into flames.

Investigators haven’t determined the identities of the victims, who included an infant and a toddler, both boys. The Chevrolet Suburban was registered in Alberta, Canada.

Colorado State Trooper Gilbert Mares says the other victims were three males, including the driver, and two females.

The SUV veered into the median on Interstate 25 near Johnstown, 40 miles north of Denver, on Thursday, and plunged off the overpass. It sailed about 40 or 50 feet before hitting the embankment.

Mares says it’s one of the worst accidents he’s ever seen in 18 years as a trooper.


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