Copper Mountain Fire responds to Interstate 70 crash; woman in critical condition |

Copper Mountain Fire responds to Interstate 70 crash; woman in critical condition

A 37-year-old Westminster woman was rushed to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center Tuesday, April 1, following a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 near Copper Mountain Resort.

The crash occurred at about 8:30 p.m. near milepost 195, according to Colorado State Patrol records. The woman was traveling eastbound in a silver Honda sedan when she lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled over, records stated.

Copper Mountain Fire Department, Summit County EMS and employees with the Colorado Department of Transportation joined the state patrol in responding to the scene. A Copper Mountain Fire Department news release confirmed the vehicle rolled over at least three times and came to rest on Copper Road.

Firefighters needed approximately 24 minutes to extricate the woman from the vehicle, the release stated.

After being transported to Summit Medical Center, the woman was stabilized, then flown to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood in critical condition, reports stated.

The woman’s current condition is not known.

Colorado State Patrol public information officer Josh Lewis said although the investigation is ongoing, alcohol is suspected of being a contributing factor in the crash.

The highway also was iced over from melting snow and dropping temperatures, according to the fire department release. CDOT workers responded to drop sand in the vicinity of the crash.

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