KREMMLING, Colo. (CBS4) – A 16-year-old student athlete from Kremmling never made it home from football practice Tuesday night.

Law-enforcement found his vehicle on the side of Highway 40 at approximately 7:30 p.m., according to the Colorado State Patrol.

John David “J.D.” Guess reportedly lost control on the icy road and rolled several times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A CSP spokesperson said drugs and alcohol are not factors, and the driver was wearing a seat belt. Speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.

According to law-enforcement the family is well known in Grand County, and as news spreads of his death today the local high school has grief counselors on hand.

Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.


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