Crash Victim Identified as Whitewater Woman

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

The victim of a fatal car crash has been identified as 54-year-old Michelle Lefever of Whitewater, Colorado. She was pronounced dead at 8:00p.m. Friday.

Officials say a white van driven by 21-year-old Trae Frigetto rear-ended Lefever's truck. They say Frigetto then fled the scene of the crash and ran and hid behind the ABC Supply Company store. Frigetto was later found by Grand Junction Police and taken to the hospital. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash and took Frigetto into custody on outstanding warrants while they investigate. The passenger in the van was uninjured.

Lefever was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in critical condition where she later died according to officers.

Officers say they are still investigating the accident, and say it's too soon to tell what charges could be filed against Frigetto.

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