Drivers identified in fatal wrong-way crash involving 5 vehicles on I-70 near Morrison |

Drivers identified in fatal wrong-way crash involving 5 vehicles on I-70 near Morrison

A fatal, multi-car crash on I-70. Michael Edwards sent this image to The Denver Post, taken July 30, 2017.
Courtesy Michael Edwards, from The Denver Post

The Colorado State Patrol has identified the two people killed Sunday morning when a Chevrolet pickup truck veered into eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 near Morrison and caused a five-car crash.

Jeffery Stumpf, 54, the pickup driver, was heading west when he crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit several vehicles, the patrol said. Stumpf, who was alone in the vehicle, was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital, where he died.

After Stumpf’s pickup hit the front of a 2006 Toyota 4Runner, both vehicles rotated counter-clockwise. During the rotation the pickup struck an eastbound white 2017 Jeep Wrangler, causing it to roll onto its passenger side. A second eastbound Jeep, a red 2000 Wrangler Rubicon also was struck by the pickup. As the pickup came to a stop it also struck an eastbound Honda sedan.

The driver of the Toyota, Jodie Stewart, 52, of Idaho Springs, died on scene. Her passenger, a 17-year-old male, also of Idaho Springs, was transported to St. Anthony’s hospital with minor injuries.

Read the full story on The Denver Post website, click here.

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