Two killed in I-70 crash near Frisco
Summit Daily News
Aspen, CO Colorado
FRISCO, Colo. – Two women were killed and a man and a toddler were seriously injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 70 near Frisco on Monday morning. Police were looking Monday for a car that might have caused the accident.
The wreck closed westbound I-70 for several hours. Traffic was routed onto Main Street in Frisco.
Renee Nevares, 39, of Commerce City, was pronounced dead at the scene, along with Delores Ortega-Nevares, 65, according to the Summit County Coroner’s Office. The two were in a sport utility vehicle that rolled over in the crash.
The accident reportedly involved a red sedan that fled from the scene. State troopers were seeking information on the vehicle, which was last seen headed east on I-70. No driver information or license-plate information was recorded for the vehicle on the run.
“It contributed to the crash but did not actually hit anything,” State Patrol Sgt. Mike Baker said.
Injured in the wreck were 17-month-old Gregory Nevares, who sustained critical injuries and was flown from the scene to Summit Medical Center via a Flight for Life helicopter. The child was later transported to Children’s Hospital in Aurora, according to a statement from St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood.
Other passengers in the SUV included Gabriel Nevares, 40, who suffered serious injuries and was transported to St. Anthony Hospital, and Gabriel Nevares Jr., 17, who was treated at Children’s Hospital and released.
The SUV wreckage was strewn across the scene, and the vehicle was ripped to pieces. Clothes and debris from the car were strewn across the highway, eyewitnesses said.
Witnesses reported that the SUV was headed east on I-70 in the left lane when it swerved into the median and rolled across the westbound lanes, coming to a stop approximately 30 yards north of westbound I-70 in the trees.
The circumstances of the accident, which happened around 10:30 a.m., were under investigation Monday.
All lanes of the interstate reopened around 4 p.m.
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