NEWS

BANK FUND SET UP FOR RINK FAMILY FOLLOWING DEADLY CRASH

New Castle—A special fund has been established for the family of Lori Rink who was killed in Monday’s early-morning crash on I-70 near New Castle. She was 44 years old.  Meanwhile, the investigation continues into what triggered the three-car accident that closed the eastbound side of the interstate between Silt and New Castle for nearly five hours. According to preliminary reports from the Colorado State Patrol, Rink’s husband was behind the wheel of their westbound Ford Explorer and their 12 year old daughter was in back when he lost control near mile marker 104, spun out through the median and into oncoming eastbound traffic where two other cars got involved.  The passenger side of the Rink’s vehicle was rammed into by a Chevy Tahoe driven by 18 Juan Gonzalez of Rifle.  The impact sent Gonzalez’ Tahoe into a Pontiac Vibe driven by 51 year old Sandra Roger of Rifle.  Lori Rink was pronounced dead at the scene, the little girl was flown to Children’s Hospital in Denver in serious condition while Rink’s husband was treated at Grand River Hospital for moderate injuries.  Gonzalez is listed in serious condition at Grand River while Roger was treated and released for minor injuries at Valley View.  Contributions to the Rink family fund can be made at any branch of Alpine Bank.

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