Ouray Sheriff Investigates Fatality on Hwy 550
by Samantha Wright
Nov 15, 2012 | 978 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

OURAY – A man was found dead outside his truck on Red Mountain Pass last week, according to authorities. 

The Ouray County Sheriff Department received a call last Friday, Nov. 9, regarding a “possibly unresponsive” person at the south end of Ironton Park, on Highway 550 near milepost 85, said Sheriff Junior Mattivi.

Upon responding to the scene, sheriff’s deputies discovered a man “outside his truck,” confirmed that the individual “wasn’t responsive” and notified the Ouray County Coroner, Mattivi said.

The body was taken to Montrose for an autopsy, which occurred on Sunday, Nov. 11. Mattivi said he is currently waiting for the autopsy results and that the case is still under investigation. The deceased individual’s truck was registered in Montrose.

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