Montrose, CO—In the early morning hours of August 19, 2017, there was a vehicle-pedestrian collision on Highway 550 South near Chipeta Road. Toma Martinez, a 45-year-old male from Montrose, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. The cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries and the manner of death was certified as an accident. The collision was investigated by the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations and the Montrose Police Department with the assistance of the Colorado State Patrol.
Dr. Thomas M. Canfield, MDMontrose County Coroner