Cause of death for victim of Grand Junction Airport accident released

The investigation is still ongoing
Airport operations were not disrupted, and the investigation is ongoing.
Published: May. 17, 2022 at 1:34 PM MDT|Updated: May. 18, 2022 at 10:43 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - In the early hours of Saturday morning, a truck flattened a locked gate at the Grand Junction Regional Airport and crashed directly into a parked and unoccupied airplane. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was a 49-year-old man from Phoenix, Arizona. His family has asked that his name not be released. The cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force injuries, and the manner of death was ruled as an accident.

Neither the reason for the crash nor the driver’s motivations are known at this time. The investigation into the crash remains active and ongoing, with further details expected at a later time.

Travelers can expect the airport to be largely unaffected, as the crash has not affected airport operations.

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