Shortly before 8:00am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the area of S. 1st Street and Pitkin Avenue, on a report of a motor vehicle accident.
Investigation revealed that a passenger car, driven by an adult female, was traveling eastbound on Pitkin, and attempted a left turn from the center lane. The vehicle turned in front of another driver, resulting in a collision that caused the passenger vehicle to spin 180 degrees. The driver of the passenger car ended up traveling westbound on Pitkin, ultimately colliding with the concrete barriers. The driver suffered multiple injuries and had to be extricated from the vehicle by rescue workers. The driver was transported to the hospital, where she later died as a result of her injuries.
The investigation into the circumstances surrounding the accident remains open and active. The Mesa County Coroner will be responbsible for releasing the identity of the driver.