Colorado: three killed after off-roading Jeep rolls off cliff

Three people were killed after a Jeep drove off a cliff in Colorado

Three people were killed after a Jeep drove off a cliff in Colorado (Pictures: Facebook/Getty)

Three people were killed after a Jeep on an off-road tour rolled off a cliff on a remote trail.

The fatal accident happened at Imogene Pass in Ouray County, Colorado on Monday. The victims included two tourists from Arizona and a local tour guide who was driving the vehicle.

The victims were identified as Diana Robles, 28, Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, and Don Fehd, 72.

The 2022 Jeep Gladiator was driving on Ouray County Road 361 towards the town of Ouray when it lost control and drifted off a cliff wall, Colorado State Police said.

11218751 Camp Bird road near Ouray Nurse, 28, and her aunt, 60, are killed with their driver after their jeep plunged hundreds of feet over a cliff edge seconds after she posted a final picture of 'thrilling' route during off-road tour of Colorado's San Juan Mountains An aunt and niece were killed along with their tour driver when their jeep fell off the side of a cliff on a notoriously challenging trail in Colorado's San Juan Mountains on Monday. Tourists Diana Robles, 28 and Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, from Yuma, Arizona, and hired driver Don Fehd, 72, all died when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator tumbled over the the edge of Ouray County Road 361, also known as Camp Bird Road around midday on September 12. The jeep, which was heading towards Ouray from the Yankee Boy Basin area, drifted off the road and immediately plummeted 100 feet to the bottom, before rolling 140 feet down a rocky embankment coming to final rest on its roof near the bank of Canyon Creek.

The Jeep fell over 100 feet down a cliff on County Road 361 (Picture: Google)

After dropping 110 feet and hitting the ground, the Jeep rolled down an embankment for another 142 feet near the Canyon Creek.

First responders found the vehicle lying on its roof. Its two occupants, Robles and Figueroa-Perez, were both dead.

Fehd was thrown from the Jeep after it fell off the cliff.

The tour was scheduled to begin at 8.00am on Monday. Investigators believe the crash happened between 11.00am and 12.00am as the group was returning.

11218751 Pictured: Don Fehd

Don Fehd worked as a tour guide at Colorado West Jeeps (Picture: Facebook)

The incident remains under investigation. ‘At this point there isn’t any one thing that has shown a cause for going off the roadway,’ the Colorado State Police told Metro.co.uk.

The Jeep was owned and operated by Colorado West Jeeps, a tour company in Ouray, Colorado State Police said.

Fehd was employed as a tour guide at Colorado West Jeeps, the Ouray County Plaindealer reported.

Three people were killed during an off-roading tour of Colorado?s San Juan Mountains when their Jeep plunged over a cliff on Monday, a report said. Arizona tourists Diana Robles, 28; Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60; and hired driver Don Fehd, 72, were all killed when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator drifted off the edge of Ouray County Road 361 and landed hundreds of feet below, according to The Montrose Daily Press.

Diana Robles, a nurse from Yuma, was one of the victims found in the crashed Jeep (Picture: Facebook)

Robles and Figueroa-Perez were both from Yuma, Arizona. Robles was Figueroa-Perez’s neice, and they both worked as nurses at Yuma Regional Medical Center.

Another family member, Diana Robles, shared a memorial for the two healthcare workers on Facebook.

Three people were killed during an off-roading tour of Colorado?s San Juan Mountains when their Jeep plunged over a cliff on Monday, a report said. Arizona tourists Diana Robles, 28; Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60; and hired driver Don Fehd, 72, were all killed when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator drifted off the edge of Ouray County Road 361 and landed hundreds of feet below, according to The Montrose Daily Press.

Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, also from Yuma, was the other victim found in the Jeep (Picture: Facebook)

‘We as a family want to thank everyone who has shown any act of love, phone call, text, messenger, who have brought food, water, Thank you!’ she wrote. ‘We know they are in God’s merciful hands, because they as nurses had hands that healed every life they touched.’

This is the second fatal crash to occur at Imogene Pass in one week. On September 5, a man was killed and a woman injured when an ATV rolled off a trail end, the Montrose Daily Press reported.

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