Columbia man dies after being ejected from vehicle on I-70

Friday, January 17, 2014 | 10:07 a.m. CST; updated 12:05 p.m. CST, Friday, January 17, 2014

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man died Thursday night in a single vehicle accident in the westbound lane of Interstate 70.

Jeremy Tremblay, 31, and Eric Lewis, 30, were ejected from a white 1995 Buick LeSabre when the vehicle became airborne and overturned multiple times after it came off the road to the right and landed in a ditch on the side of I-70, according to a news release. The vehicle came to a rest in the grass just off the highway.

Tremblay, the driver, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The accident occurred at 11:03 p.m. near the 131.4 mile marker of Interstate 70. Neither of the occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Lewis, the passenger, was transported to University Hospital for life-threatening injuries and was still in the hospital at the time the report was sent.

Supervising editor is Elise Schmelzer.


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