4 injured in vehicle rollover near Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride


(Photo: San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

TELLURIDE, Colo. -- Four people, including one child, were injured in a vehicle rollover crash in the Bridal Veil Falls area east of Telluride on Sunday, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff's office said it happened on Black Bear Road around 4:35 p.m.

The seven people inside the vehicle were family members from Farmington, New Mexico. None of the occupants, including three children, was wearing seat belts, the sheriff's office said.

The 66-year-old driver told deputies he blacked out while driving after choking on some water.

Witnesses told the sheriff's office the vehicle rolled three-quarters over, landing on the passenger side, then slid about 100 feet.

All seven people in the vehicle were taken to Telluride Regional Medical Center. One was then flown to St. Mary' Hospital in Grand Junction with nonlife-threatening injuries.

“You cannot travel this narrow, dangerous road with unrestrained children and other passengers. It’s criminally and morally wrong,” San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters said.

Investigators don’t believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the incident.

Most Read

Top Stories

More Home Page Top Stories