UPDATE: Names of 3 killed on I-70 in crash in Glenwood Canyon released

Three Western Coloradans were killed when the vehicle they were in collided with a semitrailer early this morning in Glenwood Canyon about 13 miles east of Glenwood Springs.

Brianda Zavala, 17, of Glenwood Springs, Jennifer Nevarez, 16, of Carbondale, and Albino Ortiz-Monge, 24, of Gypsum, died when the 2006 Audi car Zavala was driving collidead head-on with a semi driven by Aurora’s Peter Zhuchok, 54, the Colorado State Patrol said in a release.

Zhuchok was uninjured.

The crash was reported at approximately 5:30 a.m. near milepost 129 in a construction zone, where all Interstate 70 eastbound traffic is shifted into the usual westbound lanes, creating one lane of traffic in each direction.


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