Autopsy: Camper’s death was accidental |

Autopsy: Camper’s death was accidental

Staff report

A man whose body was found Monday morning at a campsite on McClure Pass south of Redstone died of trauma from an accidental fall, authorities said Friday.

An investigation and autopsy found that Longmont resident Matthew Barz apparently fell about 30 feet from his cliffside campsite onto Highway 133, resulting in serious head trauma that was not immediately fatal, according to a statement from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. Barz was then able to follow the road back to his campsite, where he succumbed to his injuries, the statement said.

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