Woman killed in accident at Ruedi | PostIndependent.com

Woman killed in accident at Ruedi

A 21-year-old woman was killed at Ruedi Reservoir Friday afternoon in an apparent accident, according to authorities.

An ambulance crew from Basalt Fire Department and an Eagle County deputy sheriff were called to the boat ramp at the Little Maud/Mollie B campground complex around 3:20 p.m.

“We were paged for a woman with a spike in her head,” said Fire Department spokesman Matt Avidan.

Few details were available about the incident because investigators from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene and outside cellphone range, according to Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jessie Mosher.

Mosher said that a coroner was called to the scene around 4:15 p.m. Mosher said a detective was sent to the scene, in addition to the deputy sheriff, although there was no indication that it was a suspicious incident. It’s standard procedure to have a detective look into a death, she said.

Mosher said the Sheriff’s Office couldn’t release the woman’s name or where she lived because of federal laws prohibiting the release of information in medical incidents. That information must come from the Eagle County Coroner’s Office after it positively identifies the woman and notifies next of kin, Mosher said.

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