UPDATE: Crash victims identified in double-fatality wreck that occurred outside Carbondale last week

Two Carbondale women were killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on Cattle Creek Road north of Carbondale late the night of Nov. 17, and which has been under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol and Garfield County Coroner’s Office.

Coroner Robert Glassmire confirmed Wednesday that Lana Jeffryes, 56, and Amanda Toft-David, 40, both of Carbondale, died in the crash, which wasn’t discovered until the following morning.

The Colorado State Patrol was called to the scene about 6.5 miles up Cattle Creek Road (Garfield County Road 113) around at 9 a.m. on Nov. 18, and the Coroner’s Office was summoned a short time later.

A State Patrol spokesman said earlier Wednesday that a 2020 Toyota SUV rolled off County Road 113 onto its hood landing in Cattle Creek. The crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol, and no further details were made available Wednesday.

“Mrs. Jeffryes and Mrs. Toft-David were friends,” Glassmire said in a news release. “The crash is believed to have occurred sometime in the late evening hours of November 17, 2022.” 

On Monday, the Coroner’s Office contract forensic pathologist performed autopsies on both victims.  The cause of death is pending further investigation, Glassmire said, and the manner of death is being investigated as an accident.    

“The Garfield County Coroner’s Office extends their condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Jeffryes and Mrs. Toft-David,” he said. 

Other agencies that responded to the crash included the Colorado State Patrol, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Glenwood Springs Police Department and the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District.

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