Driver in Fatal I-70 Crash Identified
KREX News Room
MESA COUNTY, Colo.- Officials have released the identity of a man who was thrown from his vehicle on Interstate 70.
It happened just after midnight on Sunday, two miles east of Fruita.
Jacob Michael Hall, 21, of Clifton was involved in the single-vehicle crash; he had recently moved to Mesa County from Maryland.
Officials say Hall was driving eastbound on I-70 when he approached a right curve in the road and ran off the left side into the center median.
Authorities say the Pontiac G6 rotated clockwise, collided with a sign and rolled several times, ejecting Hall through the passenger side window.
Hall was pronounced dead at the scene; he died as the result of multiple blunt force injuries.
According to the coroner's report, Hall’s blood-alcohol level was 0.299.
The accident is still under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.