Victim Identified in Fatal Hit and Run Crash

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

The Mesa County Coroner's Office says 28-year-old Ashley Chapman of Grand Junction died in a crash that happened at D ½ and 30 Rd. around 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

Grand Junction police were called to the intersection on report of a hit and run. Police say Chapman made a left turn and was struck by a Ford F-150 truck. The driver of the truck fled the scene but was later found by police.

Chapman was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, and later pronounced dead. Three other juveniles with serious injuries were also transported to St. Mary's.

The driver of the truck, 25 year old Brandon Walton was arrested for suspicion of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI and hit and run.

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