Victim of Fatal Crash Identified

By: Natalie Pallone Email
By: Natalie Pallone Email

The victim of a fatal crash has been identified as 38-year-old Monique Velasquez of Grand Junction. State troopers say she was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident by the coroner.

The accident happened just after 1:00 p.m. on Highway 141 about three miles northeast of Highway 50 near Clifton.

Troopers say a truck pulling a trailer was going northbound when the trailer began to to fish tail and weave into the southbound lane. At the same time Velasquez was going south and was hit by the trailer.

Both drivers involved in the accident were wearing their seatbelts. The crash remains under investigation.

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