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Authorities ID woman killed when vehicle she was in was swept down eastern Utah drainage


GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — Authorities have released the name of a Palisade woman who was killed when the vehicle she was riding in was swept down a drainage in eastern Utah.

The Grand County Sheriff's Office in Utah says 57-year-old Susan Parker was in a Jeep that was crossing the Bittercreek Wash about 2 ½ miles west of the Colorado line Sunday. The vehicle overturned and was carried about 200 feet downstream.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports ( ) the driver managed to reach the bank, but Parker could not escape the Jeep.

Authorities say area drainage ditches have been unpredictable because of recent rainfall.

Information from: The Daily Sentinel,

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