William Meredith Killed in Solo-Car Crash on Interstate 70 [Mesa County, CO]

William Meredith Killed in Solo-Car Crash on Interstate 70 [Mesa County, CO]

William Meredith Killed in Solo-Car Crash on Interstate 70 [Mesa County, CO]

49-Year-Old North Carolina Man Fatally Injured in Accident near Rabbit Valley

 
MESA COUNTY, CO (July 28, 2018) – A man was killed in a solo-car crash on Interstate 70, early Saturday morning. The deceased victim was identified on Monday by the Mesa County coroner’s office as 49-year-old William Meredith of North Carolina.
 
According to the Colorado State Patrol, the collision took place around 7:00 AM near mile marker 6, in the area near Rabbit Valley. A jeep was traveling eastbound on the I-70 when, for unknown reasons, it veered off the road and crashed into a tree.
 
Meredith, a passenger in the back seat of the vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. He was ejected and pinned under the car.
 
Emergency responders pronounced Meredith dead at the scene. The cause of death was later identified as multiple blunt force injuries. The driver and another passenger were able to get themselves out of the Jeep, and were taken to the hospital for unknown injuries.
 
A westbound lane of the highway was closed for several hours as officials investigated the scene. Wishing them strength and support during this very trying time. The unidentified driver was cited, but no additional information has been released to the public at this time.


Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved loved ones of William Meredith. May he rest in peace.


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