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SUMMIT COUNTY - Emergency crews responded to Interstate 70 just before the Eisenhower Tunnel after a vehicle rolled down an embankment.

A small light pickup truck tumbled off of the highway about 310 feet. Officials have not released any information about possible injuries.

Traffic in the area has not been shut down but has slow considerably specifically near where the accident happened.

The roads in the area are said to be very slushy, icy and snowpacked and motorists are urged to use caution when driving in the high country.

Command reported two trauma red needing extensive uphaul. Terra-2 was also on scene.

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Now a fatal, killed was a pregnant female.

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SUMMIT COUNTY - An expectant mother was killed Tuesday morning after the vehicle she was traveling in rolled over an embankment along Interstate 70.

Emergency crews responded to Interstate 70 just before the Eisenhower Tunnel. The Nissan Pathfinder was approaching the tunnel from the west when it slid off of the highway and over the embankment.

The pregnant woman was unrestrained and traveling in the back of the Pathfinder which a relative was driving, according to the Office of the Summit County Coroner.

The SUV slid at least 200 feet shortly after 8 a.m.

Witness Greg Peratt described the event. "One gentleman was out screaming for help... another lady was thrown from the vehicle, she had head injuries... got some rags on her head and then just started digging for the other gal whose completely pinned underneath it and trapped."

The woman pinned under the vehicle was 7 months pregnant. "Her brother... he was just heart broken trying to (find her and) just pleading for help," Peratt said.

All three victims were taken to a Summit County hospital. The pregnant woman and her fetus died.

The two other victims are listed in serious condition. No names have been released but the coroner described the deceased woman as a Summit County resident in her mid 20s.

Traffic in the area was not shut down but slowed considerably specifically near where the accident happened.

The roads in the area are said to be very slushy, icy and snowpacked and motorist are urged to use caution when driving in the high country.
 
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