2 seriously injured after I-70 rollover caused by drowsy driver

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LIMON, Colo. — A two-vehicle crash caused by a drowsy driver resulted in one vehicle rolling and two sustaining serious injuries on I-70 Monday morning.

Two medical choppers carried two injured parties away from the scene of the rollover accident shortly after 7:30 a.m. The wreck occurred approximately 10 miles east of Limon.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, a Ford Expedition was traveling westbound on I-70 when it collided with the rear of a utility truck that was also travelling west. According to police, the accident was caused by the 27-year-old driver of the Expedition, Steven Laver of Oklahoma, who had fallen asleep.


Laver suffered serious injuries in the crash, and CSP said it was unknown if he was wearing his seat belt at the time. Stephanie Williams, 24, also of Oklahoma, also sustained serious injuries from the crash. She was wearing a seat belt.

Despite being serious, the injuries suffered by both Laver and Williams were not expected to be life threatening.

Two other passengers in the Expedition, two boys ages 5 and 2, were properly restrained and sustained only minor injuries, according to CSP.

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