GRAND JUNCTION. Colo. (KREX) — Courtesy of the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office, on June 16, 2022, San Miguel Deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash leaving two participants in the Crown Rally West dead. Larry Chachko, 43, the driver, and Michael Mroz, 38, both of Illinois, were riding in a high-performance sports vehicle with a “Crown Rally” automotive enthusiast club on Highway 141 about 15 miles west of Norwood. Their vehicle then left the roadway traveling over 140mph, rolling over several times, and ejecting the driver. Deputies on the scene said it was one of the worst crashes they’d ever seen.

Sheriff Bill Masters expressed his sympathies to the families of the victims on behalf of the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. “I am terribly sorry these two men were killed in what was a preventable incident,” he said. “And I don’t appreciate what amounts to reckless and intentional disregard for the people of our county. They could have killed an innocent motorist. Crown Rally needs to re-think what they’re doing out on the roads.”