Highway rollover kills driver near Walden
WALDEN — A woman was killed in a vehicle rollover Wednesday, Jan. 16, near Walden, according to a Colorado State Patrol news release.
About 12:44 p.m., State Patrol troopers were dispatched to the single-vehicle rollover crash on Colorado Highway 127 near mile post 2 in Jackson County, approximately 12 miles north of Walden.
According to State Patrol, a 1994 Toyota Camry driven by Patricia A. Jaron, 62, of Colorado Springs, was northbound on Colorado 127 when her vehicle drove off the right side of the roadway and began to rotate counter-clockwise. The vehicle skidded back across both lanes of the highway and off the left side of the road, traveling about 68 feet off road into the deep snow before beginning to roll.
While the vehicle was rolling, Jaron was partially ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash is currently under investigation by CSP. Agencies assisting at the scene included Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, North Park Hospital District Ambulance Service, North Park Fire and Rescue Authority, and Jackson County Coroner’s Office.
“The Colorado State Patrol wants to remind all drivers to be aware of ever changing road and weather conditions while visiting the mountains of Colorado and to be attentive while driving,” the release stated.
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