Report: Fraser woman dies in auto accident |

Report: Fraser woman dies in auto accident

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Before a woman died in a fatal car accident Friday on Rabbit Ears Pass, several people called the Colorado State Patrol to report she possibly was driving drunk.

The Colorado State Patrol said in a press release that the woman’s 1998 Ford Expedition was weaving and driving off the road near Kremmling before it crashed into a tanker truck and caught fire.

“Troopers were responding from the Kremmling and Steamboat Springs areas looking for the Ford and arrived at the crash scene approximately one minute after the crash occurred,” the release stated.

CSP identified the woman who died in the crash as Debra Emal, 61, of Fraser.

The crash was reported at about 2:30 p.m. near mile marker 153 on U.S. Highway 40 in Grand County about 18 miles east of Steamboat Springs. The highway then was closed for nearly five hours.

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