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October 29, 2012
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Avon woman dies in weekend accident

AVON, Colorado - Shawn Sanders, founder of the "Little Chefs of Vail" cooking program for kids, was killed Saturday in a one-car accident.

Avon Police Chief Bob Ticer said Sanders, 35, was last seen just before noon Oct. 27. She was found about mid-day Oct. 28. Ticer said Sanders was headed eastbound on Wildwood Road. Investigators say her car went off the road into a deep ravine.

Sanders was wearing a seatbelt, but was ejected from her vehicle, which rolled several times before stopping at the bottom of the ravine. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ticer said the Eagle County Coroner's office had scheduled an autopsy, and the Colorado State Patrol is helping Avon police investigate the accident.

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The VailDaily Updated Oct 30, 2012 12:42PM Published Oct 29, 2012 06:14PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.