Three people died after a Jeep on an off-road ride fell off a cliff on a remote trail.
The fatal accident happened in Imogene Pass, in Ouray County, Colorado, on Monday. The victims included two Arizona tourists and a local tour guide who was driving the vehicle.
The victims have been identified as Diana Robles, 28, Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, and Don Fehd, 72.
The 2022 Jeep Gladiator was driving along Ouray County Road 361 toward the city of Ouray when it lost control and fell off a cliff, Colorado State Police said.
After falling 110 feet and hitting the ground, the Jeep rolled down a ravine for another 142 feet near Canyon Creek.
Rescuers found the vehicle lying on the roof. Its two occupants, Robles and Figueroa-Perez, were dead.
Fehd was thrown from the Jeep after he fell off the cliff.
The tour was scheduled to start at 8 am on Monday. Investigators believe the accident happened between 11 am and 12 pm, as the group was returning.
The incident remains under investigation. “At this time, there is nothing that has shown a cause to go off the road,” Colorado State Police told Metro.co.uk.
The Jeep was owned and operated by Colorado West Jeeps, a tour company in Ouray, Colorado state police said.
Fehd was hired as a tour guide on Colorado West Jeeps, the Ouray County Plaindealer reported.
Robles and Figueroa-Perez were both from Yuma, Arizona. Robles was Figueroa-Perez’s niece, and they both worked as nurses at Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Another family member, Diana Robles, shared a memorial to the two healthcare workers on Facebook.
‘We as a family want to thank everyone who showed any act of love, phone call, text message, messenger, who brought food, water, thank you!’ she wrote. ‘We know they are in God’s merciful hands, because as nurses they had hands that healed every life they touched.’
This is the second fatal accident to occur on Imogene Pass in a week. On September 5, a man was killed and a woman was injured when an ATV veered off a trail, the Montrose Daily Press reported.
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Source : metro.co.uk