Craig briefs for July 12 |

Craig briefs for July 12

— The public is invited to the third annual Hospice Potluck Picnic, at noon Aug. 3 in the Breeze Street Park.

Bring a dish to share, a lawn chair or blanket and we will supply the rest. All families who have been involved with Hospice services, Hospice volunteers and staff are welcome. Anyone who wishes to find out more about Hospice services is welcome also. Call Sandy with any questions at 824-8233. In case of rain or great wind, we will gather at the VNA office on 745 Russell St., in the downstairs Platinum Room.

One-vehicle rollover in Rio Blanco County

The Colorado State Patrol arrested the driver of a Tuesday morning vehicle rollover accident in Rio Blanco County, about 22 miles south of Meeker and north of Piceance Creek Road, troopers reported Wednesday afternoon.

Tana Walker, 32, of Dayton, Texas, was taken into custody after being released from Pioneer Hospital in Meeker. She faces charges of vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, careless driving, no proof of insurance and driving without a valid license.

The accident occurred just after midnight Tuesday on Colorado Highway 13 at milepost 21. Upon arrival, State Patrol troopers found a white 2001 Ford F-150 approximately 35 feet off the west side of the highway.

The State Patrol reported that the truck was northbound on Highway 13 when its tires went off the roadway for about 150 feet. Walker overcorrected and truck skidded across the roadway and went off the left side. The truck then traveled off the road for about 85 feet and rolled twice.

A 33-year-old passenger, who wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle during the rollover and suffered serious injuries. He was taken by medical helicopter to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction where he remains hospitalized.

The State Patrol is withholding his name pending notification of the family.

Walker was wearing her seatbelt.

The State Patrol is investigating the crash to determine if speed may also have been a contributing factor.

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