GRAND JUNCTION, CO — A woman was found dead yesterday after her station wagon careened off Rim Rock Drive in the Colorado National Monument and landed about 250 feet below the roadway in Red Canyon, The Daily Sentinel reported today.
A highway worker alerted authorities after he found the Subaru Outback and its tracks around 5:25 p.m. while inspecting the newly repaved road, National Park Service Ranger Phil Akers said.
The victim was a middle-aged woman, Akers said, but authorities had not identified her as of late last night. She was the only person in the car, Akers said.
The woman was driving west when she veered off the roadway about 1.5 miles west of Cold Shivers Point. Akers told the Sentinel there were no skid marks and no sign that she tried to correct the car's path before going over the cliff.
Akers said the time of the crash had not been determined, but "the tra
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