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4 injured in four-wheeler accident near Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Four Craig residents were injured in a four-wheeler accident shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Capt. Troy Hampton of Craig Fire/Rescue said.

K.C. Hume of the Moffat County Sheriff's Office said that Tim and Tonya Knez, husband and wife, and two female juveniles, both younger than age 10, were injured in the accident and transported to The Memorial Hospital.

Hume said he could not release the names of the two children and was unsure of the victims' ages.

Jennifer Riley, chief of organizational excellence for TMH, said Sunday that she could not release the victims' conditions as per hospital policy.

Hume said that the four occupants of the Artic Cat 650 all-terrain vehicle were traveling southbound on Moffat County Road 33 about three miles north of Colorado Highway 394 when a dog reportedly entered the road.

Hume said the driver reportedly swerved to avoid the dog, causing the ATV to rotate about one-and-a-half times onto its top. Hume said all four passengers were ejected from the vehicle and that none of them was wearing a helmet.

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Hume said he is unsure if a citation will be issued and that the accident is still under investigation.

"The ATV involved in this crash was designed for two riders, no more than two riders," Hume said.

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