Teen dies in Four Mile Road car accident | PostIndependent.com

Teen dies in Four Mile Road car accident

SUNLIGHT – A recent Glenwood Springs High School graduate died Saturday evening when the vehicle he was driving skidded off Four Mile Road and rolled down a steep embankment.

Witnesses reported that the vehicle exploded in the crash.

The teen had attended the KMTS “Bikes to Mics” Country Showdown event Saturday at Sunlight Mountain Resort with his family and friends.

He was headed down Four Mile Road, driving alone.

The crash occurred about one mile below Sunlight, at a sharp left curve in the road. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and rolled about 100 feet down to the creek. Rescuers were called to the scene shortly after 8 p.m.

Other teens gathered along the roadside, grieving for their friend. KMTS news director Ron Milhorn wrapped his arms around one young man to comfort him.

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department sent two rescue trucks to the scene and Garfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded as well.

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