Authorities believe alcohol played a factor in crash involving 25-year-old
Alcohol may have played a factor in a rollover crash Friday morning north of Craig.
Tyler Pike, 25, of Craig, was taken to The Memorial Hospital in Craig’s emergency room with minor injuries after rolling his car into a ditch at 7:30 a.m. Friday morning on Colorado Highway 13 north near mile marker 93.
Colorado State Patrol troopers processed the scene and are investigating the incident.
The cause is under investigation, but authorities suspect alcohol was a factor.
Jennifer Riley, TMH chief of organizational excellence, said Pike was treated and released from the hospital Friday.
Pike was arrested Friday and booked into Moffat County Jail on Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with an invalid driver’s license and careless driving.
He was released Saturday night.
Trooper Nate Reed, public information officer for the Colorado State Patrol, said Sunday a cause of the crash would not be confirmed for several days or weeks.
Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters, Craig Police Department officers and Moffat County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the state patrol at the scene.
Pike was involved in a separate incident involving a vehicle earlier this year, when he was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland on New Year’s Day after suffering injuries involving an exit from a moving vehicle, the Loveland Reporter-Herald reported in January.
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