Vail Pass Rest Area death ruled a suicide | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Vail Pass Rest Area death ruled a suicide

Deepan Dutta
Summit Daily

The Summit County Coroner has ruled that the man found dead at the Vail Pass Rest Area on Thursday morning died by suicide.

The body of the 42-year-old Denver resident was discovered at the rest area Thursday morning. Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene at 10:52 a.m. and confirmed the man’s death. The Sheriff’s office, coroner’s office and Colorado State Patrol investigated and later cleared the scene.

The man’s death brings the number of suicides in Summit County this year to 11.

The coroner also released the man’s name and manner of death. As a matter of policy, the Summit Daily and Aspen Times will not publish those details in cases of suicide due to their sensitive nature and as a matter of public responsibility.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of self-harm, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User