Vail Police Investigating Fatal Crash
At 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, Vail officers responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on I-70 eastbound at mile marker 181. Upon arrival, officers determined an SUV had collided with cement barriers and drove off of the bridge landing on Bighorn Road.
A 31-year-old male driver from Rifle and a 31-year-old male passenger were found in the vehicle. The passenger was transported to Vail Health with significant injuries. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Names are not being released until next of kin can be notified. The accident remains under investigation.