A traffic accident in Delta County has claimed the life of a Delta High School student.

The accident occurred at 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 2100 Road and E Road in the Peach Valley area of Delta. Deputies responded to the scene along with Delta County Ambulance District, Delta Fire Department and Colorado State Patrol.

Two Delta High School students and two recent high school graduates were involved in the accident. One of the occupants, a senior at Delta High School, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Delta County Sheriff's Office news release.

Two occupants were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, where they are reported to be in critical condition. Another occupant was taken to Delta County Memorial Hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

Because this is an active investigation involving juveniles, and pending notification of families, no names, ages or other details are being released at this time.

Recommended for you