Teen ID’d as victim in I-70 rollover | AspenTimes.com

Teen ID’d as victim in I-70 rollover

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. ” Investigators say alcohol and texting are suspected as factors in a crash on Interstate 70 that killed a Grand Junction woman.

Eighteen-year-old Samantha Ann Loy died about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when the car she was driving went out of control on eastbound I-70 and rolled into westbound traffic. Loy was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected.

Fruita police Chief Mark Angelo says Officer Nick Peck had stopped Loy about a half-hour prior to the crash for two minor traffic violations, but did not notice any alcohol or drug impairment.

The Colorado State Patrol says alcohol was considered a factor in the crash, and says she was likely using her cell phone to send text messages at the time.

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