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An autopsy has determined that a massive heart attack killed a Glenwood Springs man whose car crashed into the Colorado River near Moab April 15.Bob Wolfarth, 82, had a history of heart problems. His body was found April 15 two miles downstream from where his car went off State Road 128 and into the river northeast of Moab.Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Preston Raban said investigators couldn’t say for sure whether the heart attack caused the accident or was triggered by it. But they are assuming it was the cause because there was no other apparent reason for Wolfarth’s car to have gone off the road.Wolfarth’s family was planning a funeral service for him in California, said his daughter-in-law, Cindy Wolfarth. Friends also are working on holding a local memorial event for him.Wolfarth had kept active locally as a golfer and skier. He previously lived in Chicago.

A one-vehicle accident inside the Aspen Glen housing development resulted in two injuries and one citation.According to Colorado State Patrol, a 1998 Dodger Caravan carrying six teenagers slid down an embankment and rolled onto its top Saturday night around midnight on Bald Eagle Way in Aspen Glen.Maggee Becker, 17, of Glenwood Springs was issued a citation for careless driving resulting in bodily injury. Injuries to the two teens were reported as minor.Speed is considered to be a contributing factor in the accident, and alcohol is not suspected, according to CSP. Two of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seat belts.It appears that the teenagers, who were all from Glenwood Springs, were attending prom at the Aspen Glen Country Club.

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