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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