Some reports suggest a second vehicle may have been involved, leading to possible hit-and-run investigation
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — An accident on I-70 just west of milemarker 201, near Frisco, Colorado, took two lives Monday, as an eastbound Chevy Blazer swerved off the road, into the median and across the westbound lanes, coming to a stop about 30 yards off the highway.
According to the Summit County Coroner, driver Renee Nevares had her seatbelt on but died due to the severity of the crash, as did 65-year-old Delores Ortega-Nevares.
Three other passengers survived the crash, including a 17-month-old child. One surviving passenger was medically released, while the others were transported to Denver.
The accident closed the westbound lanes for several hours as law enforcement officials investigated the accident as a possible hit and run. There are witness reports that a red sedan in the right lane may have contributed to the accident.