Kremmling teen killed in rollover crash
October 28, 2015
A minor from Kremmling died Tuesday night, Oct. 27, in a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 40 north of Kremmling. According to multiple reports the 16 year-old male West Grand High School junior from Kremmling was JD Guess, who was returning home from football practice at the time of the crash.
Guess was the starting quarterback for the West Grand Mustangs, according to maxpreps.com.
Authorities do not yet have a specific time for the crash but the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) received a call regarding the accident at approximately 7 p.m. A 1996 Ford F-150 was traveling westbound on Highway 40 near mile marker 160 when the vehicle went off the left side of the road overturning multiple times down the embankment. The driver was declared dead on the scene.
The name of the driver in the crash is not being officially released at this time, but there has been a huge community outpouring of sympathy for Guess on social media and several media outlets are reporting him as the victim of the crash.
The CSP has ruled out drugs and alcohol as a factor but speed is being considered. A spokesman for the CSP said the driver was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and there reportedly were patches of ice on the highway.
The Grand County Coroner has not yet released an official cause of death. An autopsy on the body was scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29 in Loveland, but as of press time results were not available.
School in West Grand has been canceled for Monday, Nov. 2, when Memorial Services are scheduled to take place. Services will be held in the West Grand Gymnasium at 1 p.m. Monday.