A 42-year-old Roaring Fork Valley woman died Tuesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Frying Pan Road when her SUV went off the road and struck a tree, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The woman’s identity wasn’t immediately released pending notification of kin. She was the lone occupant of the vehicle, according to the state patrol.
Authorities were alerted at 8:42 a.m. that an accident occurred between mile markers 12 and 13, Trooper Josh Lewis said.
Investigators determined that the woman’s 2007 Ford SUV was heading westbound or downvalley when it started going off the right side of the road, Lewis said. The driver overcorrected, “ultimately sliding out of control and going off the left side of the road and colliding with a tree,” he said.