SILVERTHORNE, Colo. (CBS4) – A teenager has died after swerving to avoid a deer on the road.

Elizabeth Murphy, 17, was on Highway 9 north of Silverthorne when she swerved and rolled her Subaru Monday night. Summit County investigators say she wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

Two other girls were in the car and also hurt. One has serious injuries. The third was buckled up in the backseat and has minor injuries and is expected to recover.

Comments (4)
  1. Jonny J says:


    Would she have lived if she was wearing a seat belt?

  2. bob says:

    Let’s not play what if. Only God can answer that question. However after recently surviving a single vehicle rollover accident at 75mph along with 3 ohter passengers I suggest that use of seatbelts make sense. May her family have peace and comfort in this difficult time.

  3. Christina says:

    Elizabeth was a close friend of my brother’s and may she rest in peace, she was the nicest girl in school and everybody loved her. We love you Lizzie! You’ll be missed ❤ ❤ Our prayers go out to Molly and Jennie, who were the other two girls. We hope you recover quickly! ❤

  4. Michelle Murphy says:

    May God cradle her to His bosom and carefully guide her to Heaven. Rest In Peace my dear God-daughter and niece. We will always love you and you will always be remembered.

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