3 involved in rollover in southern Moffat County
A single-vehicle rollover on Colorado Highway 13 sent three people to the hospital Sunday morning.
The crash took place near mile marker 75, just north of Hamilton.
Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol were on the scene, as well as personnel from Memorial Regional Health, which transported all three occupants, one adult driver and two juveniles.
None of the occupants were seriously injured.
“That was done purely as a precaution,” said Cpl. Brian Bagley, with State Patrol.
Bagley said the driver, Carlos Tarango, of Hayden, fell asleep at the wheel as he was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus southbound. He then veered off the left side of the road and hit the embankment, which caused the vehicle to flip back onto the roadwat.
Tarango was wearing a seat belt, and the two children in the car were each strapped into child safety seats.
“Everybody was wearing what they were supposed to,” Bagley said. “It could have been a lot worse, because it had that potential.”
The highway was briefly limited to one lane as responders cleared the accident site.
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