A night of tragedy in Arvada, CO, resulted in the senseless death of 20-year-old Alexa Bartell and two other motorists’ injuries due to tossed rocks. Alexa was driving home after work on Wednesday evening when her phone suddenly dropped. Her friend tracked her down using her phone’s location, where they discovered her car had been forced off the road in a field, her body inside, and the windshield shattered with a rock embedded in it.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JSCO) determined the cause of death to be a homicide, the rock having been thrown through her windshield. The incident occurred in a series of rock-throwing events in the area that night; the other incidents resulted in two minor injuries and damaged cars, though no other fatalities. Police have recovered some of the rocks that were used, and they assume there is more that was thrown that night.
Law enforcement is now asking for people to be cautious and aware of their surroundings and to check the footage from their security and dashboard cameras for any information that could help bring the culprit to justice.
This tragedy serves as a wake-up call to think twice before displaying any behaviors that have the potential to harm others and to exercise due diligence in reporting any suspicious behavior. Let us all remember Alexa Bartell’s life and use it as inspiration to foster a safer and more vigilant environment.