Coroner identifies Nucla woman killed in crash Saturday

By: Leigh Ashman Email
By: Leigh Ashman Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo. A 76-year-old Nucla woman died Saturday in a car crash in Mesa County.

The Coroner has identified her as Donna Richards. She was killed in a crash at Railroad Blvd. and River Rd. Her death has been ruled an accident and she died of multiple blunt force injuries.

State Troopers say two cars were involved in the crash. The accident happened around 4:40 p.m. Saturday, Richards was turning left onto Railroad Blvd. from River Road when she was hit by a pickup truck. Troopers say driver of the pickup, 55-year-old Guy Fowler, of Fruita, suffered moderate injuries in the crash.

While the crash is still under investigation, Troopers say neither alcohol or drugs are being investigated as potential causes. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

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