Two cars parked in the Island Lake campground on Grand Mesa were severely damaged by trees felled by high winds Saturday afternoon.
Airam Grijalva of Grand Junction was fishing at Island Lake when he heard cracking sounds from a nearby spruce tree.
High winds knocked the tree onto his 2005 Ford Explorer, where his mother, wife and son had sought shelter. They were not injured but damage to the Ford Explorer was so extensive the Delta County Sheriff's Office reports it had to be towed from the scene.
A second vehicle, a 2002 Jeep Cherokee, also sustained serious damage but the driver, Lucinda Beville of Clifton, was able to drive it away. She and the other occupants of the vehicle were out hiking and found the aspen tree on top of the Jeep when they returned.
The first incident occurred at about 3 p.m.; the second was reported around 5 p.m. May 27. They were investigated by two reserve sheriff's deputies who were on Grand Mesa doing campground checks over the Memorial Day holiday.blog comments powered by Disqus