Kansas girl swept away by river in Colorado identified

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 16-year-old Kansas girl who died after being swept away by a river in Colorado has been identified as Jamie Tran of Wichita.

The Aspen Daily News reports that the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office received a report around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday that a young woman crossing the Roaring Fork River was swept downstream by the strong current.

Officials say the girl's body was located at 9:15 a.m. Thursday about 100 yards (91.4 meters) downriver from a popular summer recreation spot east of Aspen.

An autopsy was being done to determine the exact cause of death.

___

Information from: Aspen Daily News, http://www.aspendailynews.com

Places in this Story