Victim of ATV accident near Collbran identified

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

The victim of a fatal ATV accident has been identified by the Mesa County Coroner.

Francis 'Peter' Bierstaker, 55, or Deerfield, Florida was killed in an ATV accident near Collbran over the weekend.

Officials say he was returning from a hunting campsite to his cabin when the ATV he was riding on jackknifed while pulling a trailer. Both Bierstaker and the driver were ejected, neither were wearing a helmet. Officials say both rolled about 30 feet down an embankment.

The Coroner says alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.


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  • by Freda Location: VA on Sep 16, 2009 at 06:55 PM
    My prayers go out to this family. Peter was a very fine man who loved to hunt. I had the pleasure of getting to know him while he was located in NC for a short period of time. Was really shocked to hear this news.
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