Man dies after hitting elk, rolling Jeep on U.S. Highway 40 | CraigDailyPress.com

Man dies after hitting elk, rolling Jeep on U.S. Highway 40

Staff Report

Colorado State Patrol responded early Tuesday morning around 1 a.m. to a single vehicle rollover about 15 miles west of Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40.

Troopers determined that a silver 2008 Jeep Wrangler driven by a 45-year-old man was westbound on U.S. 40 when an elk was crossing the road.

The Wrangler struck the elk and then went off the left side of the road and off a very steep cliff. The vehicle rolled down the cliff's edge coming to rest on its wheels on the railroad tracks.

The 45-year-old driver was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is currently under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.

This story will updated.