Grand Junction couple confirmed dead in head on collision on Highway 13 near Rifle

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GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO)- The Colorado State Patrol has confirmed that Casey Grossnickle and Briana Grossnickle, both 39, were the deceased victims in a head-on collision accident on Highway 13 Monday evening. Keith Griffitts, the driver of the other vehicle was flown to St. Mary's with life-threating injuries.

The Grossnickle's were driving a 2015 Dodge SUV, and Griffitts was driving a 2011 Chevy pickup.

The Garfield County Coroner's Office says that both the Grossnickle's were wearing seatbelts and were traveling northbound towards Meeker when a vehicle traveling southbound hit their vehicle head-on.

This happened around 4:15 p.m. Monday evening, approximately 8 miles north of Rifle on Highway 13.

Colorado State Patrol and Garfield County's Sheriff's responded to the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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