Driver dies in I-70 crash near Vail |

Driver dies in I-70 crash near Vail

Edward Stoner
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colo. ” A 34-year-old man died Monday after a construction truck pulled out in front of him on Interstate 70 near East Vail.

The man, from Hudson, was driving westbound at 4:27 a.m. when his van collided with a fuel truck that was using an emergency turnaround one mile west of the East Vail exit.

The man’s name is being withheld until his family is notified.

The fuel truck, driven by a 33-year-old man from Canon City, was part of the Colorado Department of Transportation nighttime paving operation that has been ongoing this summer.

A third vehicle, driven by a 54-year-old male from Fruita, then collided with the van. The driver of the fuel truck and the driver of the third vehicle were taken to the Vail Valley Medical Center.

Westbound I-70 was closed from 4:49 a.m. to 10 a.m. Traffic was routed onto the frontage road.

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The accident remains under investigation.