One woman dead, another injured after ATV accident north of Eagle County border
A 58-year-old woman from Craig died Sunday after being ejected from an ATV she was riding northeast of Toponas in the southern part of Routt County, according to a news release from the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, two women were riding together on a Razor, a side-by-side ATV, at around 3 p.m. Sunday when the vehicle drove too close to the uphill side of a trail, causing the Razor to roll downward off the trail. The vehicle continued rolling downhill, ejecting both the driver and the passenger, another female.
Neither the driver nor the passenger was wearing a helmet or seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The driver died at the scene, and the passenger was flown to a Denver-area hospital for treatment.
The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the investigation, which is ongoing.
Responding agencies included the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Parks, Routt County Search and Rescue, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, Oak Creek Fire Department, Yampa Fire Department and Classic Air.
The names of the women have not been released.