Trucker arrested in deadly I-70 crash
August 30, 2007
DOWD JUNCTION, Colo. A delivery driver was arrested Thursday for his involvement in a seven-vehicle collision that killed 22-year-old Dustin Scriver of Eagle.Jeremy Williams, 30, of Clifton, was arrested on suspicion of several traffic misdemeanors. His Coca-Cola truck crashed into the back of Scriver’s pickup truck Aug. 16 on Interstate 70. “Someday I might be able to forgive him, but right now I want him prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” said Scriver’s mother, Renee. “He took a part of me that I can never get back.”Williams was approaching traffic that was stopped for construction in Dowd Junction when he hit Dustin Scriver’s Ford Ranger, causing the chain reaction accident. Dustin Scriver was critically injured at the scene and was airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center. He died Aug. 17. Scriver worked at the family’s business, Stucco Works, with his father and brothers. The family will never be the same after Dustin Scriver’s death, Renee Scriver said. Williams’ charges are one count of careless driving causing death and three counts of careless driving causing bodily injury, both class one traffic misdemeanors; and two counts of careless driving, a class two traffic misdemeanor. The penalty for a class one traffic misdemeanor is 10 days to one year in jail, a $100 to $1,000 fine, while the penalty for a class two traffic misdemeanor is 10 days to 90 days in jail and a $10 to $300 fine.