CSP: Man who died in I-70 crash ‘traveling too fast for conditions’ | SummitDaily.com

CSP: Man who died in I-70 crash ‘traveling too fast for conditions’

Daily News staff report

FRISCO – A man died on eastbound Interstate 70 on Wednesday evening after his 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix lost control and hit a large metal pole.

John Matthew Popick, 53, of Grand Junction died on the scene. The cause of the crash was “driving too fast for conditions,” according to Colorado State Patrol.

The death was caused by blunt force trauma, according to Summit County Coroner’s Office.

“The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed in rainy, wet conditions,” according to an e-mail from the coroner’s office.

Popick was wearing a setbelt, and drugs and alcohol were not suspected in the incident, according to CSP.

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