Chaffee County Woman Charged with Attempted First-degree Murder

A Chaffee County woman is charged with attempted first-degree murder after driving off a cliff with a child in the car. 

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a vehicle went off County Road 321 just north of County Road 162 yesterday afternoon. When emergency personnel arrived, they found the vehicle had gone off the road and down a steep embankment. 

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

Both driver and passenger were transported to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. 

Nguyen was then taken into custody by Chaffee County Sheriff personnel and transported to the Chaffee County Detention Center where she was charged with Criminal Attempt First Degree Murder.

The 5-year-old was released to a guardian. 

It is not clear at this time what let up to the crash. Heart of the Rockies Radio News will have more information as it becomes available. 

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