MESA COUNTY — The Mesa County Sheriff's office is searching for a woman who ran from officers and then collided with a state trooper's vehicle early Friday.
Just after midnight, a Mesa County Sheriff’s deputy saw Elizabeth Tafoya, 42, run through a stop sign in the area of North Avenue and Morning Glory Lane. When the deputy attempted to pull her over, Tafoya took off at a high rate of speed on 29 Road.
A short time later, Tafoya was spotted driving recklessly near the intersection of Texas Avenue and Melody Lane by another deputy. Tafoya again failed to yield to law enforcement.
Tafoya was seen driving down the wrong side of the road, and appeared to intentionally hit a state patrol vehicle twice according to the sheriff's office.
Colorado State Patrol assisted the sheriff's office and chased her into the 2900 block of Texas Avenue, where she drove through a chain link fence and continued south bound through the dirt lot north of the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. She collided with a Colorado State Patrol vehicle but did not stop.
Tafoya is wanted for 2 counts of Felony Vehicular Eluding, Aggravated Driving with a revoked driver status, habitual traffic offender, 2 counts of Attempted Vehicular Assault, Disregarding a traffic control device, Failure to yield at a stop sign, Criminal Mischief, and Failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
She also has two active warrants from unrelated cases.
Tafoya was last seen driving in a green 1993 Toyota passenger car in the area of 28 Road and I-70 Business Loop.
If you see her or have information as her to whereabouts call 911 or you can call Mesa County Crime Stoppers at (970) 241- STOP. Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.