Alcohol suspected in rollover that killed woman, 21

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in a rollover that killed a 21-year-old Mesa County woman, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Trooper D.J. Erickson said the woman was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the 1998
Toyota 4Runner, which rolled 2 1/4 times near milepost 24 on Interstate 70.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has not released the name of the driver. She died at the scene, Erickson said.

He said an investigation determined the woman was driving westbound around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she oversteered on a curve and went off the left side of the road.

The Toyota 4Runner rolled across the median before it came to rest in the eastbound lanes of the interstate, the State Patrol said.

“Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor” in the fatal car accident, Erickson said.


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