Highway 50 Rollover Accident Claims a Life
In one of the classic movie scenarios for an auto accident, the car rolls over several times. Unfortunately, part of the reason for this is that it does happen in real life, and not as infrequently as some might think. Sadly, when a rollover crash happened on Highway 50 on August 17, a life was lost.
Kelly Asmuth reports for NBC 11 News:
Colorado State Patrol tells 11 News a Suzuki SUV was going east with four people inside it when it went off the road for some reason and rolled four times.
A 20-year-old woman was pronounced dead on scene. A 15-year-old girl was ejected and flown to a Grand Junction hospital. An adult and child, ages unknown, were rushed to Delta County Memorial Hospital.
The identities of those involved in the accident are as yet undisclosed. Charles Ashby, a writer for The Daily Sentinel, provides more details about the accident:
The vehicle was resting on its top at the accident site, near mile marker 60 on U.S. Highway 50. Its front passenger-side door was crushed.
Authorities stated to NBC 11 News that they do not believe that speed or alcohol were involved at this time. They are investigating the possibility that distracted driving might have been a factor. Eastbound Highway 50 was closed down for several hours in the wake of the crash.