Two die in crash on I-70 near Frisco |

Two die in crash on I-70 near Frisco

n accident that closed Interstate 70 westbound just outside of Frisco Monday morning resulted in two fatalities.

The three remaining passengers of the 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer that rolled are currently receiving medical care at Summit Medical Center.

Westbound Interstate 70 closed just before 11 a.m. and reopened at 4 p.m. Eastbound I-70 is also now completely open.

The accident reportedly involved a red sedan, possibly a Toyota Corolla, that fled from the scene. State troopers are seeking information on the vehicle that was last seen headed eastbound on Interstate 70. No driver information or license plate information was recorded for the vehicle on the run.

It likely won’t look like it’s been hit, state patrol Sgt. Mike Baker said.

“It contributed to the crash but did not actually hit anything,” he said.

The female driving the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene, as was her elderly female passenger. A 17-month-old child sustained critical injuries and was flown from the scene to Summit Medical Center via the Flight For Life helicopter. The child was later transported to The Children’s Hospital in Aurora, according to a press release from St. Anthony’s.

The remaining two passengers included an adult male who sustained serious injuries and was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood and a 17-year-old, gender unknown, who was treated and then accompanied the toddler to Children’s.

Baker did not know if the Trailblazer passengers were from Colorado or were visiting.

The circumstances of the accident, which happened around 10:30 on Monday morning, remain under investigation.

This story will be updated. Corrects age of child in earlier version.

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