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Agencies investigating fatality near Dinosaur National Monument

Craig Press Staff Report

DINOSAUR — An 18-year-old woman from Dinosaur was found deceased Saturday morning at the scene of a single-vehicle accident on Harpers Corner Road in Dinosaur National Monument, according to a news release from park personnel.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was last seen about 9 p.m. Friday, June 29. Shortly after 7 a.m. the following day, a passerby called 911 to report a vehicle off the road about three miles north of U.S. Highway 40, along the Harpers Corner Road scenic drive.

The Harpers Corner Road is a 31-mile scenic drive that accesses the canyon of Dinosaur National Monument, beginning about three miles east of Dinosaur.

According to the release, Artesia Fire Department was first on scene, and National Park Service and Colorado State Patrol are jointly investigating the incident.