Driver seriously injured following Wednesday crash in Rifle

Rifle news update

One person was flown to a hospital with serious injuries following a crash in Rifle on Wednesday morning, according to the Rifle Police Department.

RPD Public Information Officer Angela Mills said the driver hit a tree in a parking lot while traveling eastbound on East 16th Street. The call came in shortly after 9 a.m.

“The vehicle flipped approximately two, three times, landing right side up, facing northbound on Birch Avenue,” she said. “The female driver was transported via Life Flight to an area hospital with serious injuries.”

A child, having suffered minor injuries, was involved in the wreck and was taken to a local hospital to be reunited with family, Mills said.

The incident is still under investigation.

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