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2 transported after rollover accident west of Craig

Friday's crash marks 3rd Moffat County rollover in past week

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Craig Fire/Rescue

Craig Fire/Rescue responds to a single-vehicle accident west of Craig. No serious injuries were reported but two men were taken to The Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure.

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A man and woman were transported to The Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure after their vehicle went off U.S. Highway 40 and down an embankment near milepost 87, about three miles west of Craig.

Colorado State Patrol Cpt. Douglas Conrad said in terms of injuries there was "nothing serious."

Angela and Eric Boyer, both 35, were headed west on Highway 40 when their vehicle crossed the eastbound lane and rolled one-half time down an embankment on the south side of the road, said Trooper Mark Patterson, who was on the accident scene.

Both occupants were wearing seatbelts.

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Drugs or alcohol are not expected as factors in the crash, which occurred around 6 a.m. Friday. Paterson said driving too fast for the slick conditions was the only contributor to the accident.

The crash marks the third Moffat County rollover accident in the past week.

On Nov. 20, two people were injured when a truck rollover on Moffat County Road 7.

Speed and alcohol were suspected in the crash. The man driving the vehicle was ejected and transported flown to St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction where his condition has stabilized. The woman was released from The Memorial Hospital on Sunday with minor injuries.

Just a few days later, on Monday, another single-vehicle rollover accident claimed the life of one Wyoming man on Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig. The driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer. The woman sustained minor injuries.

Responding agencies include THM Emergency Medical Services, Moffat County Sheriff's Office, Craig Fire/Rescue and CSP.

CSP is still in the process of completing the accident report, Conrad said.

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