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Fatal crash on I-70 MM 202 near the Colorado boarder

Tuesday May 21, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7102 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 05-21-2019 19:05)
Section: 13 // District: 0
Date: 05-21-2019
Time: 14:56
Location: I-70 at Mile Post 202
Mile Post: 202
Travel Direction: East
Inv. Agency: Utah Highway Patrol
Initial Description:
I-70 at Mile Post 202 Eastbound. A Jeep Compass SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed coming up on a slower traveling semi truck in the left lane. This semi moved over to the left lane because another semi truck was pulled off the right shoulder due to a flat tire. The driver of the Compass tried to maneuver around the slower traveling semi, but lost control. The vehicle traveled down off the left shoulder into the median where it struck a culvert field fence, went airborne, and flipped over into a very large drainage culvert that runs under I-70. The driver, Jennifer L Aikens, age 33 of Odenton, MD, perished as a result of the crash. She was wearing her seat belt and airbags did deploy.



Hillary Koellner
Director of Public Affairs
Department of Public Safety


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