The following information is in reference to a SIMULATED incident taking place in Mesa County. This is only a drill. More information about this drill can be found at here.
This is the latest information we have about victims of the accident.
The Mesa County coroner has not released names of the four people who died as a result of the accident. This will be made available following notification of family members.
Total, four people died and 11 people were injured as a result of the accident.
Four patients were taken to Community Hospital. They ranged in age from 5 to 36 years, male and female. The injuries included lacerations, head injuries and a serious abdominal injury. Three of the patients were treated and released. The other patient went immediately to surgery and had a heart attack in the recovery room. That patient was transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital. Community Hospital cannot release their names as the patients did not sign release of information forms.
St. Mary’s Hospital has not provided any updates.
Two victims were taken to the VA Medical Center. Jack Johnson, 30, was admitted with a poly trauma head injury. He was stabilized and transported to the Denver VA Trauma Partner. Maria Archuleta, 23, was admitted in active labor. She gave birth to a girl within 90 minutes of arrival. The baby weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. and was delivered without complications. Both mother and baby were released late Tuesday afternoon.
Updated information will be posted at www.mesacountyjic.com throughout the duration of this incident. Please check this website often to get the latest information. You can also enter your email address on the website to receive email notifications anytime new information is posted.
People in Mesa County can also dial 211 from a landline phone or 970-244-8400 from a mobile phone for the latest information on this incident.
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