TYPE OF INCIDENT: Rollover crash w/ ejection
LAW INCIDENT: 2015047503
DATE & TIME OCCURRED: 03/15/15 @ 9:01 P.M.
ACCIDENT LOCATION: 127.6 I-70 W
INJURED DRIVER: Omar Rosas Hernandez
The crash occurred as vehicle 1, a red 2004 Ford F-350 pickup, was traveling westbound on I-70 near the 127.6 mile marker. The vehicle was traveling in the inside lane prior to losing control for unknown reasons, and began sliding sideways across the roadway before leaving the roadway on the right. The vehicle collided with the embankment and proceeded to overturn multiple times before coming to final rest on its top facing east in the grass 61 feet north of the 127.6 mm sign. The driver of the vehicle was ejected during the overturning event and was located 53 feet northwest of the vehicle alongside a fence. The driver was transported by EMS for life threatening injuries to a local hospital. It is unknown if excessive speed and/or alcohol/drugs are contributing factors at this point in the investigation. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.