Wednesday, February 23, 2005


Six People In Van Survive Plunge Down 400-Foot Slope

`”I just remember as we were sliding, it seemed slow,” Terry Holman said Tuesday on NBC’s “Today” show. “I kept hoping it would grab and come back the other way. When it didn’t and started to fall, I just thought we were done for.”

Holman and the others were on 11,018-foot Red Mountain Pass in southwestern Colorado on Saturday when Joe Sullivan’s minivan slid on a patch of ice. The van carried Sullivan, his wife, son and daughter as well as Holman and Holman’s daughter, Stacia.

Sullivan recalls shouting as the vehicle tumbled down the 60-degree slope. It rolled twice, maybe more, before coming to rest with the driver’s side facing down.’

with some pictures.

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