Rollover on Moffat County Road 22 kills one

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Gary Higgins, 23, of Craig, was killed at 8:30 p.m. Monday when a car he was riding in rolled over and he was ejected from the vehicle, according to a news release from Colorado State Patrol.

The driver of the vehicle, Jaya Oliver, 23, of Craig, and two other passengers, Madelynn Meyring, 18, of Craig, and Aaron Gallegos, 23, of Craig, were transported to The Memorial Hospital.

According to TMH officials, Meyring and Oliver are listed in fair condition.

Gallegos was listed critical condition when he was transferred to another facility.

According to the release, a 2002 GMC Envoy driven by Oliver was traveling eastbound on Moffat County Road 22 when it exited a left-hand curve, began to rotate counter-clockwise and drifted to the opposite side of the road, just west of the intersection with Moffat County Road 103.

After rotating clockwise, the GMC rolled three times before coming to a stop.

All four occupants were ejected from the vehicle.

None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts. Authorities do not suspect drugs and alcohol played part in the crash.

For more on this story, see Wednesday’s Craig Daily Press or visit www.craigdailypress.com.

Comments

longjohn25 4 years, 8 months ago

How tragic! Deepest prayers are with the families of these young adults!

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justmyview84 4 years, 8 months ago

Wow this is so sad. My prayers and thoughts go out to all of the families and friends of these kids, especially the Higgin's family.

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bluestflameco 4 years, 8 months ago

I am sorry for the loss of someone so young, and send healing thoughts to those who have much to heal. This is also a lesson to all of us, especially me, that everyone should wear their safety belts. I am very guilty of this very same error in judgment.

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