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Driver in Fatal I-25 Colorado Car Accident Posts Bond

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Yesterday, I wrote about a series of car accidents that lead to a fatal collision on I-25 [Fatal Car Accident on I-25 in Colordao]. A wealth of new information has become available, so I’m revisiting that crash today.

For one thing, the involved parties have now been identified. Elizabeth “Betsy” Jane Long, 35, was at the wheel of the Black Toyota Rav4 and driving against the flow of traffic, according to Howard Pankratz of The Denver Post. After nearly six miles of driving against traffic, she struck the passenger side of a Honda:

[Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate] Reid said the driver of the Honda Accord, Jonathan Swanson, 32, tried to avoid the Toyota, but his car was hit. His passenger, Mary Elizabeth Warren, 22, of Fort Collins, was killed, Reid said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

In the wake of this tragic fatality, Long is looking at a pretty stiff list of legal charges after Monday night’s car accidents. The Web staff of KWGN Denver reports the lengthy list of charges that Long is now facing:

She was released from the hospital and booked into the Adams County Jail with the following charges: Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Assault (2 counts), Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs or Both, Careless Driving, Drove the Wrong Way of a Divided Highway, Failed to remain on scene of Crash Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Long was released from the Adams County Jail Tuesday afternoon after posting $10,000 bond.

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