Colorado: Three dead after Jeep falls off cliff

Colorado: Three dead after Jeep falls off cliff

Three people died after a jeep fell off a cliff in Colorado

Three people died after a jeep fell off a cliff in Colorado (Photos: Facebook/Getty)

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.

11218751 Camp Bird road near Ouray Nurse, 28, and her aunt, 60, are killed with their driver after their jeep fell hundreds of meters over the edge of a cliff seconds after she posted a final photo of the 'exciting route' ' during Colorado's San Juan Mountains off-road tour An aunt and niece died along with the tour driver when the jeep fell off a cliff on a notoriously challenging trail in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, on Monday.  Tourists Diana Robles, 28, and Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, of Yuma, Arizona, and hired driver Don Fehd, 72, died when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator crashed on the edge of Ouray County Road 361, also known as Camp Bird Road for around noon on the 12th of September.  The jeep, which was heading towards Ouray from the Yankee Boy Basin area, veered off the road and immediately plummeted 100 feet to the bottom, before rolling 140 feet down a rocky embankment coming to a final rest on its roof near the edge of the river. Canyon Creek.

The Jeep fell more than 30 meters off a cliff on County Road 361 (Photo: Google)

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.

11218751 Photo: Don Fehd

Don Fehd worked as a tour guide for Colorado West Jeeps (Photo: Facebook)

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.

Three people died during an off-road ride in Colorado's San Juan Mountains when their jeep fell off a cliff on Monday, according to a report.  Arizona Tourists Diana Robles, 28;  Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60;  and hired driver Don Fehd, 72, were all killed when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator veered off the edge of Ouray County Road 361 and landed hundreds of feet below, according to The Montrose Daily Press.

Diana Robles, Yuma’s nurse, was one of the victims found in the crashed Jeep (Photo: Facebook)

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.

Three people died during an off-road ride in Colorado's San Juan Mountains when their jeep fell off a cliff on Monday, according to a report.  Arizona Tourists Diana Robles, 28;  Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60;  and hired driver Don Fehd, 72, were all killed when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator veered off the edge of Ouray County Road 361 and landed hundreds of feet below, according to The Montrose Daily Press.

Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, also from Yuma, was the other victim found in the Jeep (Photo: 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

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