WELD COUNTY, Colo. – Tire failure led to a deadly rollover crash that happened on Interstate 76 near Roggen Saturday, killing one woman and leaving at least two others injured, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman said Monday.
Orelia Gaspar, 35, of Fort Morgan, died in the crash. CSP Trooper Josh Lewis said she was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. She died at the scene, Lewis said.
The driver of the van, a 26-year-old man, was taken to a Brighton hospital with serious injuries, and a 24-year-old woman who was riding in the vehicle was also transported to the same hospital with serious injuries.
Lewis said on Monday there were five others in the vehicle at the time of the crash – none of whom were injured. CSP said Saturday that there were four children inside the vehicle.
Lewis said that the driver of the van lost control after the tire failed and rolled the van.