Man identified who was killed in crash north of Rifle |

Man identified who was killed in crash north of Rifle

The Garfield County coroner on Tuesday identified the driver killed Monday evening in a one-car crash north of Rifle.

The victim was Troy D. Friar, 53, of Grand Junction.

Emergency personnel were notified by 6:41 p.m. Monday and the Garfield County Coroner’s Office was dispatched at approximately 7:11 p.m. after Friar was pronounced dead on scene. The crash occurred at MM 15 of Highway 13, just north of Rifle.

The Colorado State Patrol said the crash occurred when the vehicle hit the side of the road. The Garfield County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday that Friar was not wearing a seatbelt.

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, though the death is being investigated as an accident.


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