Two seriously Injured in I-70 Crash near Rifle

Vehicle-Accident-300A 29-year-old Glenwood Springs woman was seriously injured yesterday evening in rollover crash east of Rifle on Interstate 70. Her name is being held pending notification of her family.  Just before 5, 35-year-old Jesse Wanner, of Rifle, lost control of his car on Interstate 70, about three miles east of Rifle. The vehicle overturned multiple times off the right side of the interstate.  There were four occupants in the vehicle, and two male passengers walked away with minor injuries. The female passenger was transported to Grand River Hospital with serious injuries. All occupants appeared to be wearing their safety belts.  Wanner also was transported to Grand River with serious injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but alcohol and excessive speed are being considered possible contributing factors. Wanner potentially faces felony vehicular assault, among other charges.  Westbound Interstate 70 was closed for around 45 minutes during the investigation. 

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