Summit County coroner releases autopsy report following fatal Blue River crash
The Summit County Coroner’s office released an autopsy report on Friday, following the death of a Breckenridge man in a car crash on Monday evening. Coroner Regan Wood reported the death was determined to be accidental, caused by blunt force trauma from the collision.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Nate Reid reported 57-year-old Michael Jensen, the sole occupant of the vehicle, died at the scene after his car rolled off a curve on State Highway 9 in Blue River, hitting a power pole. No other vehicles were involved, and no drugs or alcohol were suspected as a factor in the crash.
Reid reported that Jensen’s 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup “traveled off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason.” Colorado Department of Transportation communications manager Tracy Trulove reported that the highway was closed Monday at southbound mile marker 81 at 5:16 p.m. with alternating traffic allowed starting at 10:07 p.m.
While no hazardous weather conditions were reported the evening of the accident, segments of the pass can be particularly tight.
“There are some really winding roads back there,” said Summit County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Taneil Ilano. “I know it is really sharp, especially right before town hall.”
The Sheriff’s office did not report any statistics on vehicle accidents in that particular stretch of road. An investigation of the incident is still underway.
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