Victims In Fatal C-470 Crash Identified

Lakewood Woman, Daughter Killed

The Jefferson County medical examiner has released the identities of the two people who died in a Monday crash on C-470.

Mariah Brower, 8, of Denver, died at the scene after the Ford Explorer she was riding in left the highway and rolled several times down a steep embankment. Her mother, Lynn Brower, 40, was driving the SUV and died several hours after the crash.

A 10-year-old daughter was injured in the crash and remained hospitalized Wednesday. She was identified as Mellodie Brower.

The driver of a second vehicle, Rebecca Niggeler, 57, of Silverthorne, was injured but has since been released from the hospital.

Police said Brower was driving the SUV in the southbound lanes of C-470 between Interstate 70 and W. Alameda Parkway when it struck an Oldsmobile driven by Niggeler and then went off the roadway.

"Detectives do not believe that alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor, however, they will wait for toxicology results before making a final determination on the cause of the accident," said Steve Davis, Lakewood police spokesman.

No charges are pending in the case, Davis said.

A fund has been set up for the 10-year-old who lost her mother and sister.

Mellodie Brower Fund c/o First Bank 410 E Bromley Lane Brighton, Colo.