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One dead, two hurt in pileup near Palisade

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” One person is dead after a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 in western Colorado, and authorities say the victim was a pedestrian.

The pileup occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday on westbound I-70 east of the Palisade exit, about 11 miles east of Grand Junction.

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver of a Dodge Ram lost control, hit a barrier, rotated and hit another barrier. A westbound Kia sedan then struck the pickup and its passenger, who’d stepped outside.

Authorities say three more crashes stemming from the first two collisions occurred shortly thereafter.

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The passenger from the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene. No name was immediately released.

Two other people were hurt. They were taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.


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