Chauffeur Dies in Colorado Accident

Posted on March 2, 2005 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

EAGLE COUNTY, COLO. — County authorities have identified the man who died in late February in a multi-car accident after he exited his parked SUV on Interstate 70 in Avon. Jimmy O'Brien Tolve, 50, a limousine driver from Golden, died of internal injuries on the scene, said Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis.

“It appears he got smashed between the limo and the truck,” said Bettis, who couldn’t say why Tolve had exited the car. Four vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash on eastbound I-70 either just before or after Tolve was struck, Avon Police Chief Jeff Layman said Sunday. Two women were transported to Vail Valley Medical Center with minor injuries, Layman said.

A snowstorm caused dangerous conditions on roads throughout the Vail Valley.

Amy Dunlap of Carbondale was one of the last people who saw Tolve alive. Tolve, who drove limousines for the Isle of Capri Casino in Blackhawk, died soon after dropping Dunlap in Carbondale. “He was a nice guy, obviously he would do anything for everyone and that’s what he was doing when he died,” said Dunlap, who believes Tolve was helping someone when he was hit. “We only knew him from driving six hours, but he touched our lives before losing his.”

Avon Police and the Colorado State Patrol are investigating the crash.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Hobnob With LCT Editors At LCT-NLA East Show

The three-day event offers ample time for attendees to introduce themselves, discuss their companies, and talk about important industry matters.

Charges Dropped Against Chauffeur In N.Y. Crash

Carlos Pino was indicted in March on four counts of criminally negligent homicide, four counts of assault, reckless driving, and other crimes.

Techie Invests In Tesla Limo Service

The company has saved more than 11,888 gallons of gas and 110 tons of carbon dioxide in its nearly 217,480 miles of travel so far.

Arizona Operator Knows Quality Affiliations Take Time

The Driver Provider’s Mary Beall dishes out some valuable advice for building strong affiliate relationships.

NLA Supports, Celebrates Charities At LCT East

Early bird and group discounts end today, so don’t miss your chance to attend this event at the show!

See More News

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment



See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - October 2016 $12.95 COVER STORY: * Leverage Tech To Levitate Your Operations * *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close