The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a fatal crash on 27 1/2 Rd. Just after 7am, a man driving an SUV southbound on 27 1/2 Rd hit a curb, then swerved to the other side of the road and hit some trees, causing the SUV to roll onto its side. The man was the only person in the vehicle and died on the scene. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has taken possession of the man’s body and will determine the cause and manner of his death.
GJPD officers are using a laser mapping system to help determine the sequence of events leading up to the crash. This process will likely take a couple of hours to complete. As a result, 27 1/2 Rd, between Ridge Dr and Cortland Ave will remain closed until the on-scene portion of the investigation is complete.