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One dead after car crash in Colorado National Monument

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Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 10:52 AM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - On Wednesday, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office identified the victim who lost his life in a car crash in the Colorado National Monument as 30-year-old Luis Arballo-Rodriguez, a resident of Grand Junction.

According to the Colorado National Monument, they were made aware of the crash Monday morning by a passerby, who saw the wreckage on the east hill of the Monument. Rangers responded to the scene where they then confirmed the death of Arballo. Evidence shows the crash likely happened on the night of Jan. 10.

There is evidence to suggest that excessive speed was a factor, and there is no evidence that any other vehicles were involved. The Coroner says that it did not appear that he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident. The manner of death is pending as well as toxicology

The vehicle was removed from the crash location on Tuesday.

According to a GoFundMepage setup up on behalf of Arballo states that he was the owner of a local CBD shop. It also states that he leaves behind a wife and three children. To view the GoFundMe page, click here.

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