Steamboat Springs woman dies in single-vehicle crash Saturday |

Steamboat Springs woman dies in single-vehicle crash Saturday

Teresa Ristow
Heidi Cordell

— A single-vehicle rollover crash outside of Oak Creek Saturday evening has claimed the life of a Steamboat Springs woman.

According to a news release from the Colorado State Patrol, Heidi Cordell, 23, was driving her black, 2005 Toyota Highlander around a downhill curve on Routt County Road 16 around 7:36 p.m. when the car traveled off the road and down a steep embankment.

Cordell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, according to the news release.

Cordell’s vehicle rolled one-and-a-half times and came to a rest on its roof.

The location of the crash was about five miles northeast of Oak Creek.

Alcohol or drugs are not suspected as a contributing factor in the crash at this time, according to the release, though standard toxicology reports are pending.

According to her Facebook profile, Cordell was a 2010 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School. She attended Montage Academy in Longmont, Colorado for cosmetology and Colorado Mountain College in Steamboat Springs, according to the profile.

She was currently working as a certified nursing assistant and unit secretary at Yampa Valley Medical Center, according to the profile.

The Colorado State Patrol is being assisted by the Oak Creek/Stagecoach Fire/EMS, Routt County Sheriff’s Office and the Routt County Coroner in the investigation.

To reach Teresa Ristow, call 970-871-4206, email or follow her on Twitter @TeresaRistow

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