Mesa State student dies in I-70 rollover |

Mesa State student dies in I-70 rollover

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GYPSUM, Colo. ” An old tire may have contributed to a rollover accident on Interstate 70 near Gypsum that killed a Mesa State College student.

Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Dennis Gibbons says 19-year-old Enrique Gutierrez of Mancos died when he lost control of an SUV following a tire blow out Saturday. The SUV skidded into the median and rolled 21/2 times. He was wearing a seat belt.

Gibbons says the age of the right-rear tire may have contributed to its failure.

Two back seat passengers who were not wearing their seat belts were ejected but survived. A front seat passenger who was wearing a seat belt also survived.

All four were students at Mesa State College. One passenger was airlifted to a Denver hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.

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