1 killed, 4 injured when an SUV rolls on I-70 near Deer Trail on the Eastern Plains

Trooper: Driver loses control of Ford Explorer

DEER TRAIL, Colo. - A man was killed and two other adults were seriously injured when a sport utility vehicle rolled repeatedly on Interstate 70 in eastern Arapahoe County on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Two young children in the SUV had minor injuries, said Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Josh Lewis.

The crash happened about 1:50 p.m. as a 2006 Ford Explorer traveled eastbound near Deer Trail.

The SUV began drifting off the highway and the driver overcorrected, causing the Ford to veer onto the center median, where it rolled three times, landing in the westbound lanes, Lewis said.

During the rollover, a man and a woman were ejected from the SUV. The man died at that scene and the woman was transported by helicopter to a hospital in serious condition, Lewis said.

A second man found in the SUV was also seriously injured and taken by helicopter to a hospital.

The two children in the SUV, a 3-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl, were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, Lewis said.

Investigators have not determined who was driving the SUV at the time of the crash, Lewis said. They don't believe that weather was a factor in the wreck.