May 8, 2011 11:40 AM by James H Egbert
Early Sunday morning around 1:15 A.M. Fountain Police received calls reporting a serious traffic accident at Mesa Ridge Parkway and S. Highway 85. Witnesses tell police that the vehicle was headed west on Mesa Ridge Pkwy when the passenger fell out of an open door onto the roadway.
The victim, 22 year old, Andrew J. Dalenko from North Carolina died as a result of injuries sustained in the fall at the scene. Police stated that alcohol appeared to be a contributor to the accident and an autopsy will be performed to confirm the cause of death and possible contributing factors. Fountain Police had west bound Mesa Ridge Pkwy closed for more than 3 hours as they gathered evidence and investigated the scene.
No other injuries were reported and no arrests have been made.