Man dies in crash near Wolcott
October 21, 2011
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – A Westminster man died after a one-car crash Wednesday night on Interstate 70 near Wolcott.
Levi Morgan Pierce Armstrong, 19, was driving a 2004 Honda Civic eastbound at mile marker 157. The Honda drifted off the left shoulder into the center median, then was overcorrected clockwise across both lanes of traffic, according to the State Patrol. The car continued rotating clockwise while traveling off the right side of the road, where it struck a grassy embankment with its driver side.
The car rolled and cartwheeled before coming to rest on its passenger side facing eastbound on the right shoulder. During the roll, the Armstrong was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger side of the vehicle came to rest on top of Armstrong, police said..
Armstrong sustained fatal injuries and was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center, where he passed away at 11:32 p.m., police said. He was the sole occupant in the vehicle, and believed to have been wearing his seat belt.