Melissa Powell Broomfield CO and son Riordan died in car accident - GoFundMe

Melissa Powell Broomfield CO and son Riordan died in car accident – GoFundMe

Melissa Powell Death – Melissa Powell, a resident of Broomfield, Colorado, and a beloved mother of three has tragically passed away. She was killed a tragic incident that also claimed the life of her 16-year-old son, Riordan, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. They confirmed dead through a GoFundMe page organized by a close family friend to help support Melissa Powell’s surviving sons, Chris Powell and Halen Powell.

This inconceivable loss has left the Powell family grappling with grief and unforeseen financial burdens as we head into the holiday season. As the family navigates through this difficult time, we are reaching out for support. Anything you can donate would greatly help support Chris and Halen through and past the expenses of the funeral and help ease the heartbreak and strain brought on so suddenly. All of the funds raised will go to Chris and Halen Powell.

Melissa Powell and Riordan Powell cause of death

In relation to the tragic collision that occurred on Tuesday, December 12, 23 at Main Street and Miramonte Boulevard, close to Broomfield High School, the Broomfield Police Department has made one arrest. Jose Menjivar, 37, was taken into custody this afternoon after being released from a nearby hospital. He was charged with vehicular homicide with recklessness, vehicular homicide with DUI, and habitual traffic offender.

Jose Menjivar
Jose Menjivar

Driving the 2000 Toyota Tundra that collided with the victim’s 2016 Mazda CX-5 was him. Tragically, Melissa Powell, 47, and her son Riordan, 16, perished. Although the cause is still being investigated, alcohol and speed are thought to have had a role. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations is currently verifying the official toxicological report, which the BPD is awaiting.

Melissa Powell and Riordan Powell’s obituary and funeral arrangements will be released by the family at a later date.

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