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Woman dies after Jeep falls 600 feet

A 43-year-old Kansas woman is dead and her daughter was seriously injured Tuesday after their 2014 Jeep Wrangler went off Iron Chest Road about 3 miles above St. Elmo, falling 600 feet down the mountainside, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said.

Two injured in ATV wreck

A man and a woman, both reported to be in their 70s, sustained injuries Tuesday when their side-by-side utility task vehicle (UTV) went off the road on the east side of Hancock Pass about ¼ mile below the pass.

Nuts in pot edible lead to shock, SAR callout on Midland Hill

Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North assisted emergency medical services to help a man suffering from anaphylactic shock while hiking in the Midland Hill area Thursday afternoon.

The 37-year-old man had an allergic reaction to nuts in a marijuana edible he had eaten, according to Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze

Ongoing Search for Mission Hiker

On 10/08/17 at approximately 2am the Chaffee County Sheriff Communication Center received a call of a possible missing hiker on Mount Missouri, which is a fourteen thousand foot peak in northern Chaffee County

ATV Accident Near St. Elmo

On July 30th at 1725 hours the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an ATV accident on FS Road 295, which is in the St Elmo area. Deputies from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and Chaffee County EMS responded to the accident.

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