COLORADO STATE PATROL
Public Affairs Unit
700 Kipling St. Denver, CO 80215
Trooper R. Gilbert Mares
Public Information Officer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: 7-20-09 Time: 4:25 p.m.
On 7-19-09 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Troopers responded to the eastbound lanes of I-76. A green 1993 Honda Accord 4 door wagon was traveling eastbound on I-76. The vehicle went off the left side of the roadway and struck a delineator post. The vehicle came back onto the roadway while out of control and then went off the left side of the roadway a second time.
The vehicle rotated clockwise and then rolled two times, coming to rest on its wheels.
The restrained driver has been identified as Gregory A. Fedyski, 60 of Alington Heights, IL. Fedyski sustained serious injuries and was airlifted from the scene and transported to the Regional West Medical Center of Scottsbluff, NE.
Within the vehicle, two female passengers have been identified.
Maria Torres, 58 of Golf, IL. Torres was restrained and sustained serious injuries and was transported to the Sedgwick County Medical Hospital by
ambulance and then later airlifted to the Regional West Medical Center of Scottsbluff, NE.
Lynda Torres, 28 of Wheeling, IL. Wheeling was unrestrained and sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the Sedgwick County Medical Center.
Alcohol, drugs and speed are not suspected as contributing factors, however driver fatigue may have contributed.
From Jorge Torres:. No one was thrown from the car. Linda does not remember how she got out of the car. She was lying down in the backseat. Mrs. Torres remains very critical. She responds with hand squeezes, but is not talking. Fed was pronounced dead at the scene. They were able to recover a heartbeat and move him via copter to the hospital. When Jorge arrive and asked Fed how he was doing Fed did blink once. To my understanding that has been the only response. Doctors did do a cat scan and found a blood clot in the brain. At this time they can not give any prognosis as to coming out of the coma and/or living a normal life. It appears that this is a waiting game to see how both Mrs. Torres and Fed respond the hours and days ahead. Mr. Torres has also arrived at the hospital. Jorge said if it wasn't for the semi truck driver following them they could have laid there for a long time without help. Jorge calls this truck driver their Angel.