Two die in separate accidents after being ejected from vehicles

Two people were killed in separate accidents over the weekend after being ejected from their vehicles, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

One woman died Sunday morning on Interstate 70 near mile-marker 23 after rolling her sedan in a single-car accident around 1:30 a.m. The woman was traveling east when she lost control of her vehicle and rolled into traffic going west.

The woman was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Authorities do not know if alcohol or speed contributed to the accident, but trooper Rick Kolecki said those factors may have contributed to a second fatal accident Sunday south of Carbondale.

Carlos Sandoval-Ramives, 30, of Glenwood Springs, was traveling south on Colorado Highway 133 just after 1 p.m. in a 1995 Honda Civic at the time of accident.

Kolecki said Sandoval-Ramives ran the Civic off the left side of the road near mile-marker 62 and hit a tree.

Sandoval-Ramives was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene, Kolecki said.

The highway was closed after the accident, but traffic flow resumed about 4:30 p.m., he said.

Both accidents remain under investigation. The identity of the woman who died is being withheld until her family has been notified.


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