Man Survives Vehicle Roll Over On I-70
KREX News Room
FRUITA, Colo. On Wednesday, one man is lucky to be alive, after his motor home rolled over on Interstate 70.
The driver was heading east toward Grand Junction, when he lost control of his vehicle at mile marker 18.
The man says he went swerving of the road because of the icy conditions from a hail storm that swept through the valley.
The driver says the storm was a complete surprise to him and his friend, who was driving in another vehicle.
"Soon as I hit the bridge up there, we were in the hail and it just slid off the road, went into the bridge abundment and then it through me off the road the other way and rolled over," said driver, William Lewelling.
"Yeah he's really lucky to be alive. A semi almost plowed into him and he swerved just in time, it was really close,” said Witness Kenneth Foster.
Officials with the Colorado State Patrol say the road conditions were the only factor in the crash.