Breaking news: State patrol investigate fatal crash in Basalt

Aspen Daily News Staff Report

Both lanes on Highway 82 near Willits reopened around 9 a.m. after a Basalt woman was fatally struck by a car at 1:50 a.m. on Friday.   

The closure was from the west Willits light at mile marker 19.5 to the east Willits light at mile marker 21, causing substantial delays while the Colorado State Patrol investigated the scene.

Earlier this morning, a vehicle driven by Dawn A. Miller, 52, of Carbondale, collided with a pedestrian near mile marker 21 in Eagle County. The location of the crash was in the city of Basalt.
Preliminary investigation revealed a that a 53-year-old female pedestrian from Basalt was standing in the right lane of eastbound Highway 82 facing to the west. A 2003 Ford Ranger driven by Miller had been traveling eastbound in the right lane, according to the state patrol.

The vehicle collided with the pedestrian, which resulted in her being thrown off the right side of the road. Miller was able to bring her vehicle to a controlled stop on the right shoulder of the road after the impact, facing east. Miller was not injured during the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and the identity of the deceased will not be released pending notification of the family.