Teraha Mattorano of Carbondale ID’d as woman killed in crash on Frying Pan Road
Teraha Mattorano, who was identified as the woman who died in Tuesday’s crash on Frying Pan Road, was remembered Wednesday by family and friends as someone who loved her life in the health care field and living in Colorado.
Mattorano, 42, grew up and lived in Carbondale and graduated from Roaring Fork High School in 1995, her family said in a statement. She was working at Innovage Home Care and recently completed a Certified Nursing Assistant program.
“Teraha loved life, her family and the beauty of Colorado. She regularly tried to capture these loves in her photography and she was generous in her sharing of art with everyone,” her family said in a statement to The Aspen Times. “Teraha was a woman who could light up a room and had the wonderful ability to influence those around her to also love life.”
She was killed Tuesday morning when the SUV she was driving went off the road and struck a tree, according to the Colorado State Patrol. She was wearing her seatbelt. The crash occurred less than a mile west of Ruedi Reservoir.
The cause and manner of Mattorano’s death is pending completion of an autopsy, the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday.
She is survived by her daughter, Beverly Patton, and parents, Pete and Tamar Mattorano of Carbondale. She had an extended family of many aunts, uncles, cousins and her boyfriend, Anthony Turner.
“The community will suffer from her loss, but we can all remember her energy and dedication to those around her,” her family said. “Teraha was an incredible soul loved by many friends and an extensive family. She will live on in their hearts, memories and in the clouds.”
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