JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Colorado State Patrol investigators said Monday there was no evidence the driver of a truck that crossed a grassy median and slammed into oncoming traffic on Interstate 70 on Sunday tried to slow down before the crash.
Two people died and six others were injured in the crash east of the Morrison exit. The Colorado State Patrol said there was also a small amount of alcohol in the truck.
The crash happened about 11 a.m. Eastbound lanes were closed until about 6:15 p.m.
Jeffery Stumpf, 54, of Evergreen, was traveling westbound in a white 2001 Chevrolet 2500 pickup when he crossed the grassy median into eastbound lanes, striking the front of a 2006 Toyota 4Runner, according to the CSP.
Several other vehicles were also involved in the crash.
The woman driving the 4Runner, 52-year-old Jodie Stewart of Idaho Springs, died at the scene. A 17-year-old male in the vehicle was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood with minor injuries.
Stumpf was taken to St. Anthony where he was pronounced dead.
The CSP said there were no skids marks from the truck's tires, or any other indication that Stumpf tried to slow down or stop before the crash.
It's not clear what caused him to cross the median.
Investigators said they found two bottles of alcohol in the truck -- an empty 100 milliliter bottle of Fireball and an unopened can of beer.AlertMe