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‘This Is Not Fun And Games’: Colorado Woman Killed After Someone Threw Rock Through Her Windshield, Cops Say

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Source: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; Unsplash

Apr. 21 2023, Published 4:24 p.m. ET

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A woman in Colorado was killed after a rock crashed through her windshield while she was driving home from work late at night and struck her, according to authorities.

Around 10:45 p.m. on April 19, Alexa Bartell, 20, was driving near Rocky Flats Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County when a large rock pummeled through her windshield, CBS News reported.

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Bartell was reportedly on the phone at the time with a friend, who was able to track her vehicle to a field. Bartell died from her injuries, officials said.

“This is a 20-year-old female who was driving home from work and she’s no longer with us because of this senseless act,” Jefferson County Sheriff’s spokesperson Jacki Kelley told KUSA-TV. “This is not fun and games, this is not a prank; this killed a woman last night and we want to know who did this.”

According to CBS News, this was one of a series of incidents involving rocks allegedly being thrown at drivers.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office announced they are investigating other reports of rocks tossed at vehicles in the same vicinity and around the same time.

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Officials said there are reports of rocks thrown at vehicles between 10:04 p.m. on April 19 to 12:24 a.m. on April 20. There were no other casualties, but authorities said some drivers were injured.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line at (303) 271-5612.


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