UPDATED: ATV crash north of Craig claims life of Moffat County woman
Editor’s note: This story was updated on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
CRAIG — A Moffat County woman transported to Mesa County on Thursday, Sept. 20, for treatment of injuries sustained in an ATV crash has died, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office confirmed Monday, Sept. 24.
Because the accident occurred in Moffat County, the case has been turned over to the Moffat County Coroner and Sheriff’s offices.
The name of the woman has not yet been confirmed by officials, and no further information is currently available.
The crash happened sometime after 6 p.m., about 7 miles north of Craig near mile marker 96 on Colorado Highway 13, according to Sgt. Courtland Folks, with Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
Responders suspect the woman lost control of the off-road vehicle.
Courtland said the woman was transported to Memorial Regional Health with significant injuries. Courtland originally said the woman was then taken on a Flight for Life to Denver for further treatment, however, it now appears she was instead flown to Grand Junction.
The woman was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where she died, according to Moffat County Coroner Kirk McKey. There will be an autopsy done.
“The family is very upset as can be expected in this situation,” McKey said. “The family has requested as much privacy as they can have at this moment.”
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