Man, 18, killed in car accident near Redstone |

Man, 18, killed in car accident near Redstone

A young man from Redstone was killed Sunday on Highway 133 after losing control of his car and being thrown from the vehicle.

Zachary Sherman, 18, was driving a 1982 Mercury Cougar northbound near the main entrance to Redstone when he passed another car in a no-passing zone, the Colorado State Patrol said in a release.

He swerved back into his lane to avoid a head-on crash with a motorcyclist coming the other way. He then lost control of the vehicle, and crossed the northbound lane and ran off the right side of the road.

The vehicle struck an embankment and vaulted 55 feet in the air, rolling two and one-quarter times. Sherman, who was alone in the car and not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the car.

He was transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the vehicle that Sherman was passing and the motorcyclist were interviewed by the State Patrol about the incident.

“We don’t get a lot of calls about people driving too fast on Highway 133,” said Capt. Barry Bratt. Patrollers are still investigating and are trying to determine how fast Sherman was going.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been involved.

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