Police: Driver Facing Charges in Death of Passenger

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

A 21-year-old is behind bars facing vehicular homicide and DUI charges, police say he was drunk when he slammed his SUV into a light pole, killing his passenger.

Investigators have just released the names of two people involved in a deadly crash on Highway 6 and 50 this morning. Grand Junction Police say 21–year–old Jesse Reed was driving when he crashed into a traffic light pole at 24 and 3/4 Road on highway six and 50 just after two–o'clock Sunday morning.

Police say a male passenger was thrown out of the car and died at the scene, his name has not been released. The other passenger in the SUV was 19–year–old Charles Troutman, he has been cited for having alcohol while underage. Police shut down Highway 6 and 50 for seven hours to collect evidence and clear the scene.

Reed is in the Mesa County Jail without bond he is scheduled to face a judge on Tuesday.


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  • by GFHS RED DEVIL Location: Great Falls, SC on Feb 16, 2009 at 01:43 PM
    RIP man....in my heart you will always be a DEVIL. You rocked the football field man. I love you JohnBoy
  • by friend Location: Great Falls, SC on Feb 16, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    we are all devastated; it is so unfortunate that he won't be coming back to his home, where he has so many friends that love him, for his burial; we will always love him and we miss him already
  • by mike Location: gj on Feb 16, 2009 at 04:59 AM
    RIP you were a good man. you will be missed.
  • by schreiber family Location: fruita on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:51 AM
    may god be with u "donkey" and i send out my thoughts and prayers to the family..we love u jhon and u will be greatly missed!!!!!!!!!!!!
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