[Press.Release] Troopers Investigate Fatal Crash Near Wyoming State Line

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Mon Sep 6 16:15:41 MDT 2010

Public Affairs Unit
700 Kipling St. Denver, CO 80215

Sergeant John Hahn
Public Information Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:           Date:     September  6, 2010                    Time:  4:15 P.M.

This morning at about 5:26 A.M., Colorado State Troopers were dispatched to a fatal motor vehicle crash on U.S. 287 approximately six miles south of the Wyoming state line.  Troopers have determined that a silver, 2005 Toyota Tundra was northbound on U.S. 287 when it drifted off of the left side of the roadway.  The pickup struck a rock embankment before hitting a tree.  The pickup then rolled down a rock embankment.

A rear passenger, Ruben Narcisse age 19 from Miami, Florida, was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover.  Narcisse was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies where he was later pronounced dead.

Also in the vehicle was rear passenger Joseph Quinlan, age 19 from Everett, Washington who was also ejected.  Quinlan was transported to a local hospital in Laramie with unknown injuries.  Front seat passenger Christian Morgan, age 18 from Aurora, Colorado was taken via ambulance to Medical Center of the Rockies with serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the pickup, Trey Fox, 19 from Glenwood Springs, Colorado was also transported to a local hospital in Laramie with moderate injuries.  The driver having fallen asleep at the wheel is believed to be the cause of the crash.  Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to be factors.

According to officials from the University of Wyoming, all four occupants are students.  For further details regarding the occupant's student status, please contact the University of Wyoming.

Sergeant John Hahn
Public Affairs Unit
Colorado State Patrol Headquarters
Ofc. 303-239-4500

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