On 02/28/23, at approximately 12:40am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to the area of 30 Rd and E Rd for a fatal car crash. A car with one driver and two occupants, traveling westbound on E Rd and approaching 30 Rd, ran off the road, struck a mobile home and continued approximately 75 more yards before coming to a stop and catching fire. The male driver and one male passenger were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The third passenger died on scene from his injuries. Clifton Fire Department was on scene to respond to the car which was engulfed in flames, and Red Cross responded to assist the family displaced from their mobile home; there were no injuries sustained to any of the mobile home occupants. Speed and alcohol are being looked at as factors in the crash. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will be responsible for releasing the name of the deceased after proper notifications have been made.
This is an ongoing investigation and there is no further information at this time.