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Press Release

Fatal Crash I-70 Milepost 222 (Updated 11/1/21)

Sunday October 31, 2021

On October 31, 2021, approximately 1:30 AM on I-70 Milepost 222 around Cisco area, a Kia SUV was traveling wrong way eastbound in the westbound lanes. The Kia SUV struck a large box truck head on. Both vehicles caught on fire, the occupants of the box made it out with serious injuries. The driver of the Kia SUV died on scene. Colorado Fire and EMS responded to the scene for medical care and fire suppression. The Utah Highway Patrol Major Crash Investigation Team was notified along with the State Bureau of Investigations.

I-70 Westbound was shutdown for 3.5 hours due to the large fire and has since re-opened.

Kia Driver (Fatal): Jody M Love Age: 43 From: Ferguson, NC

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MEDIA CONTACT

Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety
hmkoellner@utah.gov

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