Three people were killed this week when a driver veered off the side of Interstate 70 and then overcorrected, causing her pickup truck to roll several times.
Rae Marie Chapman Eskew, 66, of Everett, Washington, was traveling westbound on I-70 near the town of Green River at about 9:24 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, when her Chevrolet pickup went off the left side of the roadway. After she steered back onto the roadway, she overcorrected and the vehicle continued into the highway median, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.
One man was ejected from the vehicle as it rolled several times before it came to a stop on the driver’s side, while Eskew and another man remained inside.
The Utah Highway Patrol reported that both occupants who remained inside the vehicle were found dead upon arrival. Medical personnel performed CPR on the man who was ejected from the vehicle, but he was pronounced dead a short time later.
UHP officials say it has not been determined if the man who was ejected was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
In addition to Eskew, authorities identified the victims as 46-year-old Thomas C. Outson of Everett and 47-year-old Christopher “Catfish” Mallang of Everett.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.