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Rifle man ID’d as victim of I-70 crash

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” The death of a Rifle man in a seven-vehicle crash Tuesday in western Colorado has been ruled an accident.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office said 43-year-old Efrain Holguin-Cervantes was a passenger in a Dodge Ram that hit a barrier along Interstate 70 near Palisade at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. He then stepped out of the pickup and was struck by an oncoming Kia sedan.

Three more crashes stemming from the first two collisions occurred shortly thereafter.

Holguin-Cervantes died at the scene of multiple injuries. The pickup driver, 50-year-old Enrique Simental of Espanola, N.M., was cited for careless driving causing bodily injury and failure to provide proof of insurance.

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Simental was not hurt, but two other people were taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.


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