Former resident dies in motorcycle accident


Moffat County High School graduate Megan (Jackson) Voorhees, 24, died Thursday morning in an accident that left law enforcement stumped.

The Fruita resident was traveling on U.S. Highway 6&50 when she lost control and flipped her motorcycle.

She was wearing a helmet, but suffered a head injury. She was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Hospital, where she had worked as an emergency medical technician.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident and waiting for the results of an autopsy in the hope that it will give more clues to the cause of the accident.

Voorhees attended school at Mesa State College. She was married a year-and-a-half ago. While in Craig, her mother worked at Trapper Health Club and her father with the Colorado Department of Transportation. Voorhees was on the Moffat County High School Swim team and worked as a lifeguard at the City Pool.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Callahan's-Edfast Mortuary, 2515 Patterson Road in Grand Junction.

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