GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado State Patrol says three people are dead, including two Roaring Fork Valley teenagers, after the Audi they were riding in collided head on with a semitrailer on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon.
Construction in the canyon has shifted all eastbound traffic on I-70 into the normal westbound lanes, creating one eastbound lane and one westbound lane of traffic.
Troopers say an Audi was heading east in a westbound lane about 5:30 a.m. Sunday when it collided with the semitrailer about 13 miles east of Glenwood Springs. Troopers say two females and one male in the Audi were killed. The semitrailer driver wasn’t hurt.
According to the state patrol, the deceased are Brianda Zavala, a 17 year-old female from Glenwood Springs who was the driver and was wearing her seatbelt; the other two passengers of the Audi were identified as Jennifer Nevarez, a 16 year-old female from Carbondale, and Albino Ortiz-Monge, a 24 year-old male from Gypsum, both of whom were sitting in the back seat but were not wearing seatbelts. All three occupants died on scene as a result of their injuries.
The National Weather Service says the Glenwood Springs area got 1 to 4 inches of snow overnight. Troopers say roads were wet at the time of the crash, which is still under investigation.