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Crash on County Road 321 ends with arrest



Salida, Colorado


May 27, 2020

On May 27, 2020 at 13:52 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of an accident where a vehicle went off of County Road 321 just north of County Road 162.

When emergency personnel arrived they found a vehicle had exited the south side of the roadway and went down a steep embankment.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Phuong Nu Hoang Dong Nguyen, age 28, a Chaffee County resident.  A 5 year old passenger was also rescued from the vehicle.

Both driver and passenger were transported to HRRMC for treatment of minor injuries.

Nguyen was then taken into custody by Chaffee County Sheriff personnel and transported to the Chaffee County Detention Facility.

She was charged with Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder, a Class 2 Felony.

The 5 year old passenger was released to a guardian.

*****Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze*****