Man dies in two-car accident

Grand Junction police investigate a fatal accident Friday morning at 13th Street and Grand Avenue, where a sedan hit a tree after colliding with another car at the intersection of 12th Street and Grand Avenue. The driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene..

An accident at 12th Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction claimed one life Friday morning, authorities said.

A man driving east in a Kia sedan on Grand Avenue about 7:30 a.m. collided with another car at the 12th Street intersection, then traveled a block farther on Grand Avenue and struck a light pole and tree, police said.

The driver of the eastbound car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man’s name has not been released. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of the man’s death.

The accident remains under investigation, police said. Two blocks in the area were closed for several hours.


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