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Carbondale woman dies in crash

Aspen Times Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

GARFIELD COUNTY ” A Carbondale woman was killed Tuesday in a one-car rollover on County Road 115 that injured three passengers, two of them seriously.

Christina Hernandez, 19, the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Garfield County coroner, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Two of her passengers ” Aspen residents Luis Orellana, 28, and Enrique Orellana, 31 ” were taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs with serious injuries, the patrol reported. Enrique Orellana was then airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, where he was report­ed in good condition Wednesday morning.

Luis Orellana was airlifted to Denver Health, according to a Val­ley View representative, but a spokesperson at Denver Health said he was not a patient there on Wednesday. Nor was he listed as a patient at Swedish Medical Center or St. Antho­ny’s Hospital, two other Denver facil­ities contacted by The Aspen Times.

Passenger Nuvia Hernandez, 25, of Carbondale, suffered moderate injuries; she was treated and released from Valley View.

The crash occurred at about 6:47 p.m. When emergency personnel arrived, they found a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche on its right side on the roadway. A preliminary investigation indicated Hernandez was driving north on the road, which leads to Spring Valley, between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, when the vehicle went off the road to the right. Hernandez apparently overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to roll one and one-quarter times, ejecting all of the occupants, according to the state patrol.

Chemical tests for the driver are pending; speed is considered a factor in the crash, the patrol said in a news release issued Wednesday. The accident remains under investigation.


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