Wrong-way I-70 driver caused Christmas Day wreck that killed 3 | SummitDaily.com

Wrong-way I-70 driver caused Christmas Day wreck that killed 3

By TOM MCGHEE / The Denver Post

A fatal crash on I-70 and Tower Road.

A two-vehicle Christmas Day crash on Interstate 70 that killed three people Monday night was caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction.

The crash, between a Dodge pickup truck and a Dodge Caravan minivan, happened at about 7:14 p.m. in the interstate's eastbound lanes near Tower Road.

Trooper Josh Lewis, of the Colorado State Patrol, said a 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by an 86-year-old man was traveling west in an eastbound lane when it struck a 2001 Dodge pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old Strasburg man who was in the correct lane.

The driver of the pickup was taken to University of Colorado Hospital with serious injuries. His passenger, a 24-year-old Strasburg woman, was killed. She was the only victim in the crash who wasn't wearing a seat belt.

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