Police: Student's death an accident

MCHS junior fell more than 65 feet


— The Craig Police Department released findings from an investigation Wednesday afternoon into the weekend death of a Moffat County High School junior.

Christopher D. Wilson, 17, of Craig, was found Sunday lying at the base of the Sandrocks, north of Green and Ninth streets. A resident reported the body to police.

Officers arriving at the scene found Wilson dead.

An investigation began that day into the circumstances surrounding Wilson's death.

"An investigation into the circumstances of this death has determined that the young man died as the result of an accidental fall from the top of the Sandrocks, to the ground, a distance in excess of 65 feet," Sgt. John Forgay of the Police Department reported in a news release. "The accident appears to have occurred sometime after 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning."

Police reported that there are "no indications of anyone else being present at the time of the accident."

However, the news release states, "it appears that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this death and is a focus in the continuing investigation into this tragedy."

The Moffat County Sheriff's Office and Craig Fire/Rescue have assisted police in the investigation.

Wilson's funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way. He will be buried at Craig Cemetery. The service is open to the public.

Read Thursday's Daily Press for more information.


YoungLife_09 8 years, 6 months ago

This was one of my Best friends, i loved him with all of my heart, he was like my brother i was part of his family, i hate what has happened, i keep wondering why did God have to take his life, he could have tooken some elses, not my best friend, Chris i will allways keep you in my heart, and your family, I love you


lonelyone 8 years, 6 months ago

Younglife, you have learned a hard lesson about life. It's not easy to understand why these things happen, but if you have any faith at all, maybe it would help you to think that possibly God had something else in store for you friend


ambr 8 years, 6 months ago

Im sorry younglife. Its very upsetting! we'll all miss Chris...


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