Second Saturday afternoon rollover on Highway 40 outside Craig requires extraction |

Second Saturday afternoon rollover on Highway 40 outside Craig requires extraction

Craig Fire/Rescue personnel break out hydraulic extraction equipment for an accident Saturday along Highway 40.
Andy Bockelman/staff

CRAIG — A vehicle rollover in eastern Moffat County — the second such incident the same day — added to an already busy day for emergency responders Saturday afternoon.

Within two hours of responding to another crash, members of Craig Fire/Rescue, Memorial Regional Health Emergency Medical Services, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Patrol were called to a second crash after an eastbound Chevy pickup rolled off the right side of the U.S. Highway 40 near mile marker 96, about one mile from the border of Moffat and Routt counties.

The crash required hydraulic extraction by responders due to significant damage to the vehicle’s roof and frame.

Responders were unable to comment at the scene on the number of vehicle occupants or the extent of any injuries.

CSP later confirmed the male adult driver was able to get out of the truck injury-free, while the extraction was needed to remove a female passenger from the vehicle. The passenger received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.

The cause of the crash, beyond road conditions, is not yet known.

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