Colorado Springs man dead in SUV crash |

Colorado Springs man dead in SUV crash

SUMMIT COUNTY – A Colorado Springs man killed Thursday on Interstate 70 was talking on a cell phone to his wife when he lost control of his SUV and crashed into the median, officials said.

Bradley Forman, 34, died instantly about 3:30 p.m. when his Chevrolet Tahoe rolled two-and-a-half times, landing on its top.

Forman was en route to Glenwood Springs but turned around at Copper Mountain and headed back east when he saw I-70 was closed over Vail Pass. The road was closed because of an earlier crash in which a semi hauling a gasoline tanker rolled, rupturing the tanker and spilling about 1,000 gallons of gasoline onto the ground along I-70.

Just east of Officer’s Gulch, a spot infamous for serious accidents, Forman’s SUV left the road. Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Ron Prater said he saw some slush on the highway when he got to the accident scene, but he doesn’t know if that contributed to Forman’s crash.

When officials notified Forman’s wife of his death, she said she believes the two were talking when he lost control of his vehicle, Prater said.

Forman was wearing a seatbelt.

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