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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in crash with semitrailer on Summit County stretch of I-70

The Colorado State Patrol suspects that drugs or alcohol are involved in the crash

An Eagle man suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a semitrailer on Interstate 70 late Thursday, April 18, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The 38-year-old driver of a Ford F-150 was headed westbound near Mile Marker 206 around 11:48 p.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a semi parked on the right shoulder, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gabriel Moltrer said.

The 41-year-old Texas man who was driving the semi was uninjured in the crash and did not require medical attention, Moltrer said.



The Eagle man was wearing a seatbelt and was not ejected from his vehicle, Moltrer said. He was reportedly transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Drugs or alcohol are suspected to be involved in the crash, but excessive speeds are not, Moltrer added.


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