Two people flown to Denver hospitals following crash

Courtesy of South Fork Fire Rescue On Sunday, March 27 at approximately 6 a.m. South Fork Fire Rescue responded to a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 160 at milepost 179.3 in Mineral County.

MINERAL COUNTY — Two people were flown to Denver hospitals following a single-vehicle accident on March 27 on US Highway 160 near milepost 179.3 in Mineral County, Colorado State Patrol reported.

At approximately 6:05 a.m., CSP responded to a one-vehicle crash on US Highway 160 near milepost 179.3. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were extricated and flown to Denver area hospitals.

Investigation revealed that the vehicle, a tan 2002 Ford Ranger, was traveling west on US Highway 160 when it drove off the right side of the road in a left-hand curve. The vehicle was steered to the left and began to rotate counterclockwise. The vehicle struck the rock embankment with the passenger side and rolled ¼ times onto its passenger side facing east.

The incident is under investigation.

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