A 50-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.
The single-vehicle crash occurred on Colorado Highway 145 about 9 miles southeast of Norwood. Emergency personnel responded to the scene about 8:05 a.m., Lewis said. The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office reported the crash on Twitter just after 9 a.m. Wednesday, and stated that the Norwood Fire Department also responded. Gina Marie Pace, a Telluride resident, was found dead at the scene, according to a tweet by the sheriff’s office.
“Our thoughts are with her family,” the tweet said.
Norwood EMS Chief John Bockrath said Friday that Pace, the driver of the vehicle, was ejected from the car and was not wearing a seatbelt. The car was found upright in the San Miguel River, just off the highway, he said.
The highway was closed for several hours after the crash and reopened about 10:25 a.m., Lewis said.
Traffic was moving in the area, using alternating lanes, by 11 a.m., according to San Miguel County emergency management coordinator Jennifer Dinsmore.
No other details were available, and the crash was still under investigation, Lewis said.