Craig teen dies after crash


A one-vehicle wreck Saturday resulted in the death of a 16-year-old from Craig, according to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol.

Just before noon Saturday, a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Samuel Jesse Sheridan, 18, rolled on Moffat County Road 10 about 20 miles northwest of Maybell.

The vehicle was heading east when it entered a curve to the right, skidded and then rotated clockwise and partly off the road, according to the release.

It rotated twice more before rolling three-quarters, sliding and coming to rest on its right side in the road, according to the news release.

Russell Walsh, 16, of Craig, a junior at Moffat County High School, was ejected.

He and Sheridan were taken by ambulance to The Memorial Hospital in Craig. Walsh died from his injuries at the hospital, according to the release, and Sheridan sustained moderate injuries.

Neither was wearing a seat belt, according to the CSP.

Neither drugs nor alcohol is thought to be a factor, but excessive speed is thought to have contributed to the wreck, the CSP stated in its release.


irishbrat 6 years, 6 months ago

My heart goes out to both families. Russell will be greatly missed by so many. He was a great friend to my 16 year old son and I can't imagine the pain his parents and family are faced with. All my thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the many grieving teenagers.


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