Fatal rollover closes I-70 near Copper Mtn. | SummitDaily.com

Fatal rollover closes I-70 near Copper Mtn.

The right lane of eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for several hours this evening near Copper Mountain after a fatal rollover accident, the Colorado State Patrol said.

All lanes were reopened by 7:10 p.m.

A State Patrol spokeswoman said 35-year-old Omar Reyes of Glenwood Springs faces a criminal charge of careless driving resulting in death after he lost control of his blue Honda Odyssey at 2:55 p.m., crossing from the left lane into the right lane and rolling the van.

A passenger in Reyes’ van died at the scene, the State Patrol said. He was later identified by the Summit County Coroner as 19-year-old Macario Perez-Mellin of Glenwood Springs. Cause of death is pending toxicology.

Read more: Fatal rollover closes I-70 near Copper Mtn. – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_17231299#ixzz1CO8qkibB

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