Stagecoach man pulled from burning car Wednesday later arrested

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— The man who was pulled from a burning car Wednesday was treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center and subsequently arrested.

Stagecoach resident Edward Nicholas Jenny, 23, was arrested by the Colorado State Patrol on suspicion of operating an uninsured vehicle, careless driving, and driving with a revoked license. He posted a $10,000 bond and is due back in court Oct. 30.

Jenny did not immediately return a message Thursday seeking comment.

According to an affidavit filed with the court related to Wednesday’s arrest, Jenny told troopers he did not remember the crash. He said he had a history of seizures but was unsure what caused him to drive off Colorado Highway 131 on Wednesday morning.

Stagecoach resident Andre Elkins saw the car on fire and pulled Jenny out.

A trooper said neither alcohol nor drugs are thought to have contributed to the crash. Investigators think Jenny might have fallen asleep while driving.

According to Routt County Court records, Jenny was arrested July 5 on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, and he refused to submit to testing. On Aug. 8, he pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired and was placed on 18 months of unsupervised probation.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

Comments

Scott Glynn 1 year, 11 months ago

No proof of insurance in a car fire! Anyone else have a cast iron ID in their glove box? So much for the presumption of innocence.

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