GJPD Investigating Fatal Car Crash That Occurred Last Night on Grand Ave #GVCopBeat

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The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a fatal car crash that occurred last night in the 600 block of Grand Ave.  At about 8:45 p.m. three men were crossing Grand Ave. at mid-block.  The driver of a pickup truck swerved to try to avoid them, but hit one of the men.  The man that was struck was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital where he later died.

As is standard in any investigation such as this, we are checking to see if any of those involved were under the influence of alcohol.  The driver is not facing any charges at this time.

Below is the news release from the Mesa County Coroner’s Office:

Date: August 23, 2014

Contact: 970-256-6462

coroner@mesacounty.us

For Immediate Release

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Andrew Kerezman, a 30 year-old male resident of Grand Junction, CO.  Mr. Kerezman was the gentleman involved in the incident at 6th St and Grand Ave last night August 22, 2014. The cause of death is multiple 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

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