6-year-old boy dies in Silt ranch accident

Post Independent News Update graphic

A 6-year-old boy died after suffering a fatal injury from a vehicle that was backing up on a ranch in Silt on Monday evening, the Garfield County coroner announced Tuesday.

The unidentified child “was fatally injured when a non-parental adult was backing a vehicle on the ranch,” coroner Rob Glassmire said in a news release.

The emergency call to Garfield County Dispatch was placed at 5:14 p.m., and first responders from Colorado River Fire Rescue, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol responded.

Colorado State Patrol is the investigating agency, and the coroner’s office is investigating the manner of death as an accident.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.