Woman killed while changing drivers on I-70 near Watkins

Posted at 4:03 PM, Oct 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-06 01:52:06-04

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. -- A woman was struck and killed by a passing truck as she was attempting to switch seats with another driver in the vehicle she was in, troopers say.

The woman parked her SUV on the shoulder along Interstate 70 near Watkins Wednesday afternoon. Troopers say she was getting out of her vehicle when the truck sideswiped her. 

The woman was airlifted to the hospital where she died. The man driving the truck was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

Westbound lanes were shut down in the area for several hours while troopers investigated the scene.


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