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Double fatal on I-70 near Green River

Monday October 28, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7537 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 10-27-2019  22:20)

Section: 9 // District: A

Date: 10-27-2019

Time: 15:55

Location: I-70

Mile Post: 157

Travel Direction: West

Inv. Agency: UHP

Initial Description:
        A white 2003 Ford Excursion with Colorado temporary registration was traveling west in the number one travel lane of I-70. Near milepost 157–about four miles west of Green River, the vehicle departed (south) from its westbound lane of travel. The vehicle traveled briefly on the median’s westbound shoulder. Steering input brought the vehicle back onto and across both westbound travel lanes. The vehicle then exited off the north side of the interstate and began to travel on the westbound shoulder. The vehicle over-turned at least one complete time and came to final rest–upright–facing south. There were two adult occupants, a man and woman, in the vehicle and neither were restrained. Both occupants were ejected from the vehicle while it was over-turning. Starla J Leal, age 38 of Huntington Beach, CA died on scene. The man, Trevor J Manning, age 29 of Huntington Beach, CA succumbed to his injuries a short time later at a local area hospital.



Nick Street
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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