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Rollover accident kills Rangely man

RANGELY — A Rangely man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash on Colorado Highway 64 on Friday morning.

John Kell, 48, was driving east in a 2004 red Chevrolet pickup about 15 miles east of Rangely near mile post 33.

The truck traveled off the right side of the road for a short distance before it rotated counterclockwise and skidded off and to the left side of the road, according to a Colorado State Patrol press release.



The vehicle rolled 180 degrees, through a barbed-wire fence, coming to rest on its top on the north side of the road.

Kell was not ejected, but was not wearing a seatbelt. He was the only person in the vehicle.



A passerby called for help via cell phone at 5:23 a.m. Kell was alive when Rangely Rural Fire, Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s deputies and Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene.

Rio Blanco County Cor–oner Wallace Salter pronounced Kell dead at 6:51 a.m. from internal injuries sustained as a result of the accident.

Kell was taken to Cochran Mortuary in Meeker.

The initial investigation suggested the car was traveling slower than the posted 65 mph speed limit, and drug and alcohol use were not factors in the accident.


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