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Greeley police investigate crash they say likely occurred as the result of a medical problem

Staff reports

Greeley police are investigating a crash officers think occurred as the result of a medical problem suffered by the driver.

The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 5200 block of 1st Street in west Greeley when a red sedan driven by a 47-year-old Greeley woman was headed west on 1st Street. The vehicle veered to the left and collided with a truck parked on the south side of the road. After the collision, the vehicle continued forward at a slow rate of speed before coming to rest against a garage at 5325 1st St., Greeley police Sgt. Rafael Gutierrez said on Tuesday.

The parked truck was unattended, and the garage was not damaged.

The woman, whose name was not released pending notification of next of kin, was found unresponsive in the vehicle. There were no obvious signs of trauma, Gutierrez said. She was taken by ambulance to North Colorado Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Gutierrez said that while the case remains open — and under investigation by the Greeley police traffic unit — initial indications are that the woman suffered a medical problem, which caused the crash and took her life. He said investigators are waiting from a report from the Weld County Coroner's Office before any final determination is made.

The woman is the 52nd person to die so far this year on Weld County roads. Through this date last year, 58 had died.