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Gazette Premium Content Coroner says Oklahoman killed in Colorado pileup

Associated Press - Updated: March 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

DENVER — The coroner's office says the person killed in a massive weekend traffic pileup near Denver was a woman from Oklahoma.

In a statement Tuesday, the Denver medical examiner's office identified the victim as 61-year-old Rebecca Newkirk of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Authorities say another 30 people were injured in the chain of accidents on Interstate 25 that occurred as a band of heavy snow moved through south Denver on Saturday.

Police say 104 vehicles were involved in crashes along a roughly 2-mile stretch of the highway.

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