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    http://www.themountainmail.com/free_...abfb107da.html


    A 43-year-old Kansas woman is dead and her daughter was seriously injured Tuesday after their 2014 Jeep Wrangler went off Iron Chest Road about 3 miles above St. Elmo, falling 600 feet down the mountainside, Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze said...
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    I haven't been up there in years, but I do remember a narrow shelf section not too long after the rock garden obstacle.
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    That's terrible. I hope the daughter makes it.

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    Scary stuff.

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    We've all been in that type of situation.

    WHEN IN DOUBT, KICK THE PASSENGERS OUT!
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    Spieg previously posted:
    "We've all been in that type of situation.

    WHEN IN DOUBT, KICK THE PASSENGERS OUT!"

    If Iím in doubt on a shelf road Iím getting the hell out!

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    Recovery pictures from this last weekend

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    In good news, she found her dog, it ran off during the wreck. It was out there for 19 days.

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    How far did the vehicle travel once leaving the trail? The second pic in the set look about 36 feet / three vehicle lengths - was it partially pulled up in that pic? End reason - how many times did it roll?

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    The article in the first post says 600 feet.
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    the last pic shows why a good cage should be way higher on peoples build list.

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    In a 600' roll I don't know if it would have changed much.

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    Lets see.. 600' = how many car lengths?
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    maybe not but i think it would have helped greatly. look at the b-pillar and c-pillar where the factory roll bar is. its still mostly upright where as where the A-pillar should be the windshield frame collapsed leaving a very unprotected area for the driver/passenger.too many variables to say if it would have saved the drivers life but it definitely would have given her a better chance.

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