Alcohol, excessive speed suspected factors in Trough Road accident
GRAND COUNTY- At approximately 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 2, a 2000 gold Chevy Malibu lost control on Grand County Road 1, also known as the Trough Road. The vehicle spun clockwise before traveling off the north side of the roadway and down a steep embankment. While traveling down the embankment the vehicle overturned an unknown number of times before coming to rest on its roof, against a tree.
Alcohol consumption as well as excessive speed are both suspected factors in this crash and are being investigated, according to statements released Sunday by the Colorado State Patrol.
The vehicle was occupied by three males and one female. Two occupants were ejected, John Murphy, Dillon, and Daniel Terwilliger, Kremmling. The other two occupants, Robert Wisecup, Kremmling and Timberlea Felts, Kremmling, remained in the vehicle and were extricated. Felts and Terwilliger sustained serious injuries and were air lifted to Denver Health. Wisecup and Murphy sustained minor injuries and were treated then released from Middle Park Medical.
The roadway was closed for a short time while an on-scene investigation was taking place; the roadway is now open. The crash is still under investigation.
Grand County Fire and EMS, Colorado State Patrol Personnel, Grand County Sheriff Personnel and Grand County Search and Rescue all responded to the scene. Dillon Towing responded and his holding the car pending a post crash inspection.
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