Man killed in crash north of Rifle
Colorado Highway 13 was closed for several hours on Monday evening after a driver was killed in a single-car crash north of Rifle. The driver has been identified as Troy D. Friar, 53-year old male, of Grand Junction, Colorado.
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 and the Garfield County Coroner’s Office confirmed Tuesday that Friar was not wearing a seatbelt.
An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, though the death is being investigated as an accident.
No further information is available at this time.
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