Fiery Crash Kills One

May 28th @ 12:08 pm in News by Scott Staley

(Mesa County, CO)

A fiery crash at a remote Mesa County intersection claimed the life of one person and sent another to the Emergency Room just after midnight Saturday.  A Colorado State Patrol spokesman says that the driver of a 1997 Ford Mustang lost control of the vehicle at 17 ¼ Road and K ¾ Road.  The car left the pavement and collided with a number of objects before coming to a halt and bursting into flames.  Both the driver and a passenger were ejected during the wreck.

The crash forced the closure of the intersection for several hours.  The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family.  The cause of the wreck remains under investigation.