CSP: Man seriously injured in rollover crash
MINERAL COUNTY — A man was seriously injured in a rollover crash on Highway 149 near milepost 14, the Colorado State Patrol reported.
At approximately 5:34 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, CSP was notified of a one-car rollover on Highway 149 near milepost 14 in Mineral County. A maroon pickup, which was driven by a 30-year-old male and his 29-year-old male passenger, rolled near the Pool Table turnoff.
Investigation showed that the pickup was traveling northbound on Highway 149 when it drove off the right side of the road, CSP reported.
The pickup traveled back onto the roadway and off the left side rotating half-turn counter-clockwise where it rolled 1.5 times coming to rest on its roof.
Alcohol is believed to have been a contributing factor in the crash.
The 30-year-old driver is believed to not have been wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, was ejected from the pickup and was transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital with serious injuries.
The passenger, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, suffered minor injuries.
Both lanes of Highway 149 alternated traffic for approximately one hour while Troopers investigated the crash.