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Two die in I-70 truck collision

Two die in I-70 truck collision



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a two Coloradans killed when their pickup truck collided with another vehicle on Interstate 70.

A news release identifies the couple as 59-year-old Richard C. Braun of Edgewater, Colo., and 49-year-old Cindy Bird of Westminster, Colo.

Braun and Bird were in a pickup merging from northbound Interstate 15 to eastbound I-70 about noon Saturday when another truck pulled off the median made a left turn across traffic lanes.

The trucks collided and Braun's pickup went into the median, skidded and rolled several times.

Bird was partially ejected from the truck and died at the scene. Braun suffered severe head injuries and died while being transferred between Filmier Hospital and Utah Valley Medical Center.

The driver of the second truck, a 71-year-old woman from Lavern, suffered only minor injuries.

Police say beer cans and prescription medications were found in the woman's truck.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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