San Juan County Fatal SR-191
San Juan County- On September 15, 2023, A white 2017 Ram pickup was traveling northbound on SR-191 at milepost 80 when it went off the left side of the roadway. At this location there is a sweeping right hand turn with a large dirt lot on the west side with a ravine beyond. The pickup left the roadway and traveled through the dirt lot into boulders and Cedar trees beyond.
The pickup came to rest on its roof and the driver, the sole occupant, was ejected. The driver died at the scene. While the time of the crash is unknown, a semi-truck spotted the pickup at approximately 9:45 AM. Speed and alcohol are being investigated as contributing factors to the crash.
Updated: Deceased 22 year-old Julian Atencio.