Police Release Name Of Fatal Plateau Valley Crash Victim

The identities have been released of the people involved in a head–on crash Thursday on Highway 65 in Plateau Valley that left a Mesa woman dead. Around 1:00 PM, a Jeep driven by Kathleen Jewell, 55, crossed the centerline as she entered a curve on the road. Her truck smashed head–on into a Dodge minivan driven by Billy Clements, 74.

Jewell was pronounced dead at the scene. Clements and his wife, Louisa, were taken to St Mary's Hospital with serious injuries to their legs.

Jewell was not wearing a seat belt, the Clements were.

Colorado State Patrol investigators believe Jewell may have been fatigued when she crossed the centerline. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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