At 6:40am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a crash at the intersection of 29 Road and Riverside Parkway. Preliminary investigation indicates that an adult female, driving a Smart car, was eastbound on Riverside Parkway and was preparing to turn northbound on 29 Road when she collided with a truck that was traveling westbound on the Parkway, driven by an adult male. The female was transported to the hospital where, we are sad to report, she died from injuries sustained in the crash. The male driver was uninjured. No one has been charged in this accident, and the investigation into cause and circumstances is ongoing. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.
Traffic in the area was shut down for approximately four hours this morning, as officers investigated and mapped the scene. Traffic is now open in all directions. If anyone witnessed the crash this morning, please call our Investigations division at (970)549-5200.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends who lost a loved one in this tragic incident.