Girl dies after bicycle struck by car in Cortez |

Girl dies after bicycle struck by car in Cortez

CORTEZ, Colorado ” A 10-year-old girl has died after she and a friend were struck by a car while bicycling through a downtown Cortez intersection.

The collision happened Sunday evening.

Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane says Sherae House was taken by helicopter to a Grand Junction hospital, where she died from head injuries Monday evening.

Lane says House and 8-year-old Raven Roy were on a bike together when they failed to stop at a stop sign and headed into the vehicle’s path. The car’s driver wasn’t cited.

Lane says Roy suffered broken bones and was being treated at a Cortez hospital.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Neither girl was wearing a helmet.

Support Local Journalism