The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has released the following information regarding this morning’s fatal crash on 27 1/2 Rd.:
Mesa County Coroner’s Office
Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner
Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner
Date: October 14, 2013
For Immediate Release
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Mark Ortiz, a 42 year-old male resident of Grand Junction, CO. Mr. Ortiz was the gentleman involved in the accident on 27 ½ Rd this morning. Mr. Ortiz had a natural disease process that rendered him unable to control the vehicle he was driving. The vehicle hit a curb, round on its side and Mr. Ortiz died on scene.
The law enforcement agency overseeing this investigation is the Grand Junction Police Department. Please contact them for any further details regarding this case.