Colorado: three killed after off-road jeep rolls off cliff

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

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

The fatal accident occurred 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 traveling on Ouray County Road 361 toward the town of Ouray when it lost control and drifted off a cliff, Colorado State Police said.

11218751 Camp Bird road near Ouray Nurse, 28, and her aunt, 60, are killed along with their driver after their Jeep plunged hundreds of feet over a cliff seconds after she posted a final photo of a

The Jeep fell more than 100 feet down a cliff on County Road 361 (Image: Google)

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

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

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

The trip was scheduled to start at 08:00 on Monday. Investigators believe the accident happened between 11.00 and 12.00 when the group was returning.

11218751 Pictured: Don Fehd

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

The incident is still under investigation. “At this time there is no indication of a motive to go off the road,” 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 hired as a tour guide at Colorado West Jeeps, the Ouray County Plaindealer reported.

Three people were killed during an off-road trip in Colorado's San Juan Mountains when their Jeep plunged over a cliff 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 wrecked Jeep (Image: Facebook)

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

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

Three people were killed during an off-road trip in Colorado's San Juan Mountains when their Jeep plunged over a cliff 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 second victim found in the Jeep (Image: Facebook)

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

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

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