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Woman seriously injured in rollover accident

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— A Craig woman was seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident south of Craig on Friday morning.

Elizabeth A. Perschon, 30, suffered serious injuries after the 1999 Ford F-250 she was driving drifted off the side of Colorado Highway 13 near Colowyo Coal Co. and rolled two and a half times at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, said Cpl. Brian Bagley of Colorado State Patrol.

Perschon was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Three children, ages 1, 3 and 12, also were in the vehicle, properly buckled, and suffered no significant injuries, Bagley said. He would not comment on whether the children were Perschon’s.

All four passengers were transported to The Memorial Hospital, the three children for precautionary measures, Bagley said. The children were treated and released Friday. Perschon was transferred to a larger facility, TMH officials said.

Bagley said Perschon’s speed was estimated at 75 mph in a 65-mph zone, but that speed was not a contributing factor. He said he also does not suspect drugs or alcohol are involved in the accident.

“There was no event to cause (the vehicle) to drift off the road,” Bagley said.

The State Patrol might press misdemeanor traffic charges against Perschon.

“Charges are pending right now,” Bagley said. “But charges are likely.”

In addition to State Patrol, Craig Fire/Rescue, TMH ambulance, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Department of Transportation and Rio Tinto (which operates Colowyo) crews responded to the scene.

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