Man, 9-year-old son die in high-country accident |

Man, 9-year-old son die in high-country accident

Pete Fowler
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs CO Colorado

GARFIELD COUNTY ” A man and his 9-year-old son died when a vehicle drove off an embankment late Sunday night or Monday morning about nine miles north of Glenwood Springs.

The accident occurred on Transfer Trail in the area of Windy Point. The 41-year-old man and the boy lived in Lakewood and were hunting in the area, according to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

The vehicle went off a 700-foot drop.

Community relations deputy Tanny McGinnis said rescue operations were expected to go late into the night and it was snowing heavily at the accident site Monday night.

McGinnis said others have speculated about alcohol being involved in the accident but the Sheriff’s Office won’t determine if that’s true until toxicology reports are complete.

Transfer Trail is a four-wheel drive U.S. Forest Service road that runs from the base of the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park tram in Glenwood Springs up to the Heart Lake area on the Flat Tops.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO

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