Mesa County Coroner: 19-year-old dead from Tuesday crash
Rachel E. Counts, 19, of De Beque, has been identified as the deceased driver of a two-vehicle crash near De Beque, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.
Five other passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Four of those passengers were taken to hospitals for their injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Alcohol and excessive speed are considered factors in the crash, the State Patrol said.