Update to Fatal Crash on Redlands Parkway: Victim’s Identity Has Been Released #GVCopBeat

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Below is the information just released by the Mesa County Coroner’s Office:


For Immediate Release

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Michael Ray Petersen, a 20 year-old male resident of Grand Junction, CO. Mr. Peterson was the young man involved in the rollover accident on the Redlands Parkway just before midnight last night July 30, 2014. Mr. Petersen was not wearing a seatbelt and was intoxicated at the time of the rollover. The cause of death is blunt force head injuries and the manner of death is accident.

The law enforcement agency overseeing this investigation is the Grand Junction Police Department. Please contact them for any further details regarding this case.

Thank you,

Dean M Havlik, MD, Mesa County Coroner

Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner


Previously released information can be found here.  Please note that the intersection was reopened at approximately 4:30am today.

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