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Fatal Rollover Accident Just Over Colorado-Utah Border

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i-70A rollover car accident near the Colorado-Utah border took the life of Vivian Cooper, 67, of San Antonio, Texas last Tuesday morning.

Cooper, who was driving the 1998 Dodge Caravan, died at the scene. Her passenger, Tamara Kindred, also of San Antonio, survived the crash. She was extracted from the vehicle and flown to St. Mary’s Hospital. According to the last report from Utah Highway Patrol, Kindred remains in critical condition. UHP also notes that both women were wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal car accident.

Roxana Orellana, a writer for The Salt Lake Tribune, reports some details of the accident:

Police reports said the car was eastbound when it was driven into the median. The driver overcorrected and skidded across both eastbound travel lanes. The car rolled more than once, entangling itself in a fence and landing on its roof, according to UHP. Alcohol is being investigated as a factor in the crash, reports said.

Honora Swanson has a video report for KJCT 8 that you can watch. I did notice one interesting thing discrepancy in the KJCT 8 coverage: the text report mentions alcohol as a possible cause of the accident, while the video report mentions prescription drugs as a possible cause.

Image by Ken Lund, used under its Creative Commons license