Impairment suspected in late-night Craig crash; 1 sent to hospital |

Impairment suspected in late-night Craig crash; 1 sent to hospital

Craig Press staff report
Two people were in the vehicle when it crashed into a sign and bollard on the southwest corner of the old Kmart store.
Doug Slaight for Craig Fire Rescue/courtesy

CRAIG — A single-vehicle crash sent a Craig resident to Memorial Regional Health on Saturday, Dec. 29. 

First responders were called to the 1100 block of Industrial Avenue at 10:25 p.m. There, they discovered an Isuzu Trooper that had been traveling west had run over a sign and collided with a bollard on the southwest side of the old Kmart building.  

Two occupants, a man and a woman, both in their 20s, were reported to have been in the vehicle at the time, according to Craig Police Department Sgt. Tony Fandel.

One of the occupants suffered an apparent broken arm and was transported to the hospital for treatment. The other left the scene.

Officers did not know which of the two had been driving the vehicle at the time of the crash. The names of those involved have not been released.

Colorado State Patrol reported that neither occupant was believed to have been wearing a seatbelt and that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

In addition to the Craig Police Department and Colorado State Patrol, Craig Fire/Rescue, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, and MRH Emergency Medical Services responded to the crash.

Craig Police Department is investigating the incident.