Last photo of nurse killed along with aunt and driver after tragic fall from treacherous road

The final image of a 28-year-old nurse who was killed in a tragic Colorado car crash along with her aunt and a driver has been released after the car skidded off a notoriously dangerous mountain road and plunged hundreds of feet.

Tourists Diana Robles, 28, and Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, of Yuma, Arizona, and rental driver Don Fehd, 72, all died when their 2022 Jeep Gladiator went over the edge of Ouray County Road 361, also known as Camp Bird Road, around noon on September 12.

Robles was pictured on a nearby gondola shortly before the fatal crash and reportedly sent the photo to friends before he didn’t respond, causing them to panic and learn the horrifying truth.

The Jeep, which was headed toward Ouray from the Yankee Boy Basin area, drifted off the road and immediately plummeted 100 feet to the bottom before rolling 140 feet down a rocky embankment and coming to rest on its roof near the banks of Canyon Creek.

Fehd was in the driver’s seat and was ejected from the vehicle, while the bodies of Robles and Figueroa-Perez were found still in their seats, police said.

It was the second fatal crash in the area in a week, with another Arizona resident killed and his wife injured when their all-terrain vehicle suffered a similar disaster near Imogene Pass, the Daily Press reported.

Diana Robles, 28, was pictured here for the last time before she was killed when her rental Jeep plunged over a cliff while taking Colorado’s challenging Camp Bird Road

The Jeep was completely crushed in the crash and can be seen here being retrieved from the steep cliff it fell about 100 feet from before rolling another 140 feet

The Jeep was completely crushed in the crash and can be seen here being retrieved from the steep cliff it fell about 100 feet from before rolling another 140 feet

Robles, from Arizona, was sightseeing in the state when she decided to tackle the challenging route with the help of an experienced driver, Don Fehd

Robles, from Arizona, was sightseeing in the state when she decided to tackle the challenging route with the help of an experienced driver, Don Fehd

Robles was riding with his aunt, Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, (pictured above) who also died in the crash

Robles was riding with his aunt, Ofelia Figueroa-Perez, 60, (pictured above) who also died in the crash

Jeep driver Don Fehd, 72, (pictured), was thrown from the vehicle when it fell off the cliff and landed near the banks of Canyon Creek

Jeep driver Don Fehd, 72, (pictured), was thrown from the vehicle when it fell off the cliff and landed near the banks of Canyon Creek

Camp Bird Road (pictured) is a completely unpaved road

Camp Bird Road (pictured) is a completely unpaved “narrow, picturesque mountain road,” according to Dangerous Roads, and those venturing along it should have “four-wheel drive and no fear of heights”

The incident took place on County Road 361 (Camp Bird Road) near milepost 3.1 in Ouray County in southwest Colorado

Robles and Figueroa-Perez, who were niece and aunt and both worked as nurses at Yuma Regional Medical Center, had gone to the Colorado mountains for a vacation.

“We are at a loss for words and disbelief,” family member Diana Figueroa wrote on Facebook.

“We know they are in the merciful hands of our Lord because they themselves, as nurses, had healing hands in every life they touched.”

Fehd was “quirky and genuine” with guests climbing into his Jeep, said Jeff Lindberg, the owner of the tour company.

The driver asked the passengers where they were from and exclaimed “I was from there!” before they could finish their answer.

Robles and Figueroa-Perez had rented the Jeep and Fehd as part of a tour with Colorado West Jeep Rentals and Tours.

According to State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis, alcohol, drugs, weather and speed were not suspected factors in the incident, with both customers wearing their seat belts.

Ouray County Coroner Colleen Hollenbeck said Robles intended to call a friend to talk about the trip after taking a picture on the trail, but that call never came.

Instead, the friend called around frantically and then saw social media posts about the crash, which eventually led to her calling and learning about the deaths from Hollenbeck.

It is unknown if Fehd was also wearing his seat belt.

Camp Bird Road is a completely unpaved “narrow, picturesque mountain road,” according to Dangerous Roads, and those venturing along it should have “four-wheel drive and no fear of heights.”

Hollenbeck said jeep tours like the one they went on play a vital role in the local area’s economy.

The vehicle was found upside down after rolling 140 feet down a steep hill, and the driver, Don Fehd, was ejected from the car

The vehicle was found upside down after rolling 140 feet down a steep hill, and the driver, Don Fehd, was ejected from the car

The stunning views the trail offers are what attract many tourists, but steep drops and dangerous roads are a constant risk

The stunning views the trail offers are what attract many tourists, but steep drops and dangerous roads are a constant risk

The vehicle in question was a white 2022 Jeep Gladiator, rented from Colorado West Jeep Rentals and Tours (file photo)

The vehicle in question was a white 2022 Jeep Gladiator, rented from Colorado West Jeep Rentals and Tours (file photo)

It’s home to the iconic Imogene Pass, a mountain pass 13,000 feet above sea level — and the second-highest drivable pass in Colorado — that Robles had reportedly taken a picture of.

“The route requires 100 percent concentration,” Dangerous Roads says, and has a speed limit of 15 mph.

Cathleen Wolff, the chaplain and director of spiritual care at Yuma Regional Medical Center, paid tribute to her two lost colleagues.

“Our YRMC family is in shock and colleagues are deeply saddened by the sudden loss,” she said.

“Losing two beautiful caregivers is a huge loss. The pain we feel as an organization is immeasurable.’

The cause of the crash is under investigation, and the Colorado State Patrol is seeking any information from the public.

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