A motorcycle spun out of control near Trout Lake on Colorado State Highway 145 Saturday, Aug. 14, at approximately 12 p.m., after hitting gravel on a sharp turn, killing its passenger and injuring the driver. _We have had lots of accidents up on that curve,_ says San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters, from vehicles going too fast on the stretch of road known as Windy Point, where the accident occurred. Linda Petty, 56, of La Plata, N.M., died on the way to the Telluride Medical Center, from severe chest trauma. Her husband, Frank, 58, who suffered multiple injuries, was transported to Farmington, N.M., after being stabilized at Telluride Medical Center. On Sunday, Aug. 15, at approximately 1 p.m., Steven John Vasel, 34, of Catlett, Va., was killed in a climbing accident on Mount Wilson. _He slipped and fell on an ice field shortly after summiting Wilson Peak,_ reports San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters, whose department responded to a request from the Dolores County Sheriff_s Office to handle the rescue. _He fell several hundred feet down the ice field, and into some scree. A lot of times, in these ice fields, you pick up some pretty incredible speed._ Vasel_s climbing partner, a physician, _went down and saw that he had died,_ and contacted authorities upon exiting the back country. Vasel was a _pretty experienced climber,_ Masters says, who had climbed Kilimanjaro as well as Aconcauga Peak,_ in Argentina. Experience notwithstanding, the duo had neither ice axes nor crampons. A senior nuclear export control specialist with Gregg Services, he is survived by his mother, ex-wife and two young children. These two fatalities come on the heels of two fatal accidents, one on the San Miguel County side of Black Bear Pass, and the other near Imogene Pass, in Ouray County. A Saturday, Aug. 7 Imogene Pass accident killed Colorado Springs residents Daniel and Jeanine Gluklick, and seriously injured their 11-year-old son, Cole, as well as 7-year-old family friend Ian Nordstrom. No one was wearing a seatbelt when the Gluklicks_ Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled at least 800 feet down a mountain near the 12,000 foot pass, although both front-seat airbags did deploy. Gluklick, 50, who did classified work for the military _ and was an experienced trail rider, his father later told authorities _ had pulled over to let a southbound Suburban pass. When he attempted to get back on the road, however, he rode up on some rocks, lifting one side of the vehicle, which then rolled off the embankment. The Gluklicks are survived by their son, who remains in critical condition at St. Mary_s Hospital, in Grand Junction, and by their two teenage daughters. Just ten days before, an accident on Black Bear Pass claimed the lives of a Missouri couple, Vern and Susan Huntington, ages 50 and 51. They died after apparently losing control of their vehicle and falling some 900 feet onto a switchback near Bridal Veil Falls.