Wednesday, July 22, 2009

GJ man killed in I-70 rollover, Person Lost Control Of U Haul Trailer

NOTE: What training was given before this person was allowed to tow?

How fast was he going?

What condition was the U Haul trailer in?

Did the Trailer contribute to the accident?

GJ man killed in I-70 rollover

Posted: July 21, 2009 03:50 PM

Updated: July 21, 2009 07:52 PM

A Grand Junction man is dead after a two-vehicle rollover accident on I-70 between Silt and Rifle Monday. The accident occurred around noon at mile marker 95.

According to the State Troopers, 32-year-old Ryan G. Legg of Grand Junction was traveling westbound on 70 in a Toyota Tacoma when he attempted to pass a Jeep Cherokee hauling a U-Haul trailer.

The Jeep swerved into the left lane and collided with Legg's car as it was passing the Jeep. This caused both cars to spin out of control and eventually roll several times. Legg was ejected during the rollover.

Legg was taken to Grand River Medical Center in Rifle, where he was later pronounced dead. Troopers say Legg was not wearing his seatbelt.

The occupants of the Jeep were all wearing seatbelts and sustained only minor to moderate injuries.

The driver of the Jeep has been charged with Careless Driving Causing Death, and Careless Driving Causing Bodily Injury.

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