Missing woman died in crash between Dinosaur and Rangely

Dinosaur resident Robynne Vonbargen was found dead in her vehicle, the victim of a car accident, on Monday, Dec. 16. She had been missing for six weeks.

RBC | Dinosaur resident Robynne Vonbargen (aka Robin), was found dead in her vehicle on Monday, Dec. 16 in a deep ravine five miles east of Dinosaur along Highway 64. Vonbargen was reported missing six weeks ago.

According to a press release from the Colorado State Patrol, the vehicle was traveling east toward Rangely, went off the right side of the road, hit a sign, a fence and traveled through a field before becoming airborne across a ravine and striking the embankment on the other side. Vonbargen died in the crash. She was not wearing a seatbelt. A family friend who spoke to the HT Monday said her dog was found outside the vehicle, also deceased.

Circumstances surrounding the crash are still under investigation, but the CSP believes the crash occurred on Friday, Nov.1. The vehicle’s location in the ravine was not visible from the roadway, and so was not discovered sooner.

The Colorado State Patrol was assisted in the investigation by the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Rio Blanco County Coroner, the Dinosaur Marshal’s Office, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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  1. My name is John parks my daughter Hailey parks is Robin vonborgens oldest grand daughter and I’m her son in law we live in Jensen utah and help in the search for Robin. Alecia and I decided we would like to see if the paper would print on behalf of family a thanks u to all then people that help us looking for Robin it means a lot to our family and we really appreciate every bodys time and effort they put in looking for Robin thank you to all the people for all your help and support during our search for Robin and all the support since her recovery. John,Hailey&family

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