Grand Junction Man Dies After Driving Off Embankment

By: Amanda Wagner Email
By: Amanda Wagner Email

A Grand Junction man is dead after his car literally flies off an embankment atop the Grand Mesa.

32-Year-Old Scott Matthewson was driving a Jeep on Highway 65 near Powderhorn when he went off the left side of the road. The vehicle hit an embankment, flew about 160 feet, clipped several Aspen Trees, and then came to rest more than a hundred feet down from the road surface.

After extricating the man from the vehicle, rescue crews brought the victim to Powderhorn where he was air lifted to St. Mary's Hospital with severe head injuries. Matthewson died about five hours later at the hospital.


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