Delta girl dies at summer camp

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

HINSDALE COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - A 12–year–old Delta girl was killed during a mountain bike ride Monday.

According to the Hinsdale County Undersheriff, Venus Stratton was mountain biking with a group of kids and two Camp Redcloud instructors. They were going downhill on a rocky road when Stratton wrecked her bike at around 3 p.m.

The Undersheriff says Stratton was wearing a helmet but suffered a fatal injury to the side of her head. She died at the scene.

Camp Redcloud is located in Lake City, Colo. which is about three hours southeast of Grand Junction. It's a Christian year-round camp established in 1981.

The Director says there has never been an accidental death of a child and it was a freak accident that took Stratton's life.

Counselors are available for campers and staff to talk to and parents can pick up their kids from camp if they want.

Stratton was participating in a five day camp.

The camp's biking activities have been cancelled until further notice.

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