The ultimate image of a 28-year-old nurse killed in a tragic automotive accident in Colorado alongside together with her aunt and driver has been revealed after the automotive slid off a notoriously harmful mountain highway and plummeted a whole bunch of toes.
Vacationers Diana Robles, 28 and Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, from Yuma, Arizona, and employed driver Don Fehd, 72, all died when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator tumbled over the the sting of Ouray County Street 361, also called Camp Hen Street , round noon on September 12.
Robles was pictured on a close-by gondola simply earlier than the lethal crash, and reportedly despatched the image to buddies earlier than not responding, inflicting them to panic and discover out the horrifying fact.
The jeep, which was heading in the direction of Ouray from the Yankee Boy Basin space, drifted off the highway and instantly plummeted 100 toes to the underside earlier than rolling 140 toes down a rocky embankment coming to last relaxation on its roof close to the financial institution of Canyon Creek.
Fehd was within the driver’s seat and was thrown from the car, whereas the our bodies of Robles and Figueroa-Perez had been discovered nonetheless of their seats, police mentioned.
It was the second lethal crash within the space in every week, with one other Arizona resident killed and his spouse injured when their all-terrain car suffered an analogous catastrophe close to Imogene Move, the Every day Press reported.
Diana Robles, 28, (pictured) was pictured right here for the ultimate time earlier than she was killed when her employed jeep plunged over a cliff when taking Colorado’s difficult Camp Hen Street
The jeep was crushed fully in the course of the crash, and might be seen right here being recovered from the steep cliff it fell about 100 toes off of earlier than rolling an additional 140 toes
Robles, from Arizona, was sightseeing within the state when she determined to tackle the difficult highway with the assistance of an skilled driver, Don Fehd
Robles was using together with her aunt, Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, (pictured above) who was additionally killed within the crash
Jeep driver Don Fehd, 72, (pictured), was thrown from the car throughout its fall from the cliff and landed close to the banks of Canyon Creek
Camp Hen Street (inventory picture) is a completely unpaved ‘slim, picturesque mountain highway,’ in accordance with Harmful Roads, and those that enterprise alongside it ought to have a ‘four-wheel drive and no concern of heights’
The incident happened on County Street 361 (Camp Hen Street) close to milepost 3.1 in Ouray County in south west Colorado
Robles and Figueroa-Perez, who had been niece and aunt that each labored as nurses at Yuma Regional Medical Heart, had gone to the Colorado mountains for a getaway.
‘We’re in a loss for phrases and in disbelief,’ member of the family Diana Figueroa wrote on Fb.
‘We all know they’re within the merciful fingers of our Lord as they themselves being nurses had therapeutic fingers in each life they touched.’
Fehd was ‘quirky and real’ with visitors who climbed into his jeep mentioned Jeff Lindberg, the proprietor of the tour firm.
The driving force would ask passengers the place they had been from and exclaim ‘I used to be from there!’ earlier than they might end their reply.
Robles and Figueroa-Perez had employed the jeep and Fehd as a part of a tour with Colorado West Jeep Leases and Excursions.
In keeping with the State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis, alcohol, medication, climate and pace weren’t suspected elements within the incident, with each clients carrying their seatbelt.
Ouray County Coroner Colleen Hollenbeck mentioned Robles supposed to name a buddy to speak in regards to the journey after snapping an image of the path, however that decision by no means got here.
As an alternative, the buddy referred to as round frantically after which noticed social media posts in regards to the crash, which ultimately led to her calling and discovering out in regards to the deaths from Hollenbeck.
It’s unknown whether or not Fehd was additionally carrying his seatbelt.
Camp Hen Street is a completely unpaved ‘slim, picturesque mountain highway,’ in accordance with Harmful Roads, and those that enterprise alongside it ought to have a ‘four-wheel drive and no concern of heights.’
Hollenbeck mentioned jeep excursions such because the one they launched into to play an important function within the native space’s economic system.
The car was discovered the other way up after rolling for 140 toes down a steep hill, and driver Don Fehd was thrown from the automotive
The beautiful views the path gives are what attracts many vacationers however steep drops and dangerous roads are a relentless danger
The car in query was a white 2022 Jeep Gladiator, rented from Colorado West Jeep Leases and Excursions (file photograph)
It’s dwelling to the enduring Imogene Move, a mountain cross 13,000 toes above sea stage – and the second highest drivable cross in Colorado – that Robles had reportedly taken a snap of.
‘The route calls for one hundred pc focus,’ Harmful Roads say, and has a 15mph pace restrict.
Cathleen Wolff, Chaplain and Religious Care Supervisor at Yuma Regional Medical Heart, paid tribute to her two misplaced colleagues.
‘Our YRMC household is in shock and colleagues are deeply grieving the sudden loss,’ she mentioned.
‘Shedding two stunning caregivers is large loss. The ache we really feel as a corporation is immeasurable.’
The reason for the crash is beneath investigation, with Colorado State Patrol searching for any info from members of the general public.