There's one picture my wife found that shows the location of the Jeep and the trail above. It looks like they rolled off right at Devil's Crack. Pretty crazy.Yikes. Not a ride I'd want to take. I wonder where they went off...if it was Devil's Crack or lower down. Even with a cage that doesn't fail, that's a long fall and not sure how one would survive. Sad to see.
I was thinking the same...but maybe the tcase popped out of gear just as they were in the act of climbing in, so they weren't in position to get to the brakes quick enough? And were also not belted in yet for the same reason....Anyone else trying to figure out what the mechanical issue might be? I know I have been, just to avoid the same situation.
My possibilities include:
1- Driveline failure that took out the brake lines...? (pretty unlikely because you would have to lose both drivelines...)
2- Tranny or t-case failure? would explain the pop and the rolling back but not sure why the brakes didn't stop them...
Any other ideas?
Just hoping to learn from a tragedy.