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Family of seven injured in rollover crash

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All seven people in a family from Pierce that was traveling west on Interstate 70 at 1:45 in the morning Saturday were injured when their vehicle skidded and rolled while crossing an icy bridge between Silt and Rifle, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Melisa Sanmiguel, 37, was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup when she lost control of the truck while crossing the bridge. The truck skidded broadside off the left side of the highway and then rolled multiple times, landing on its side. During the rollover, one of the children was ejected.

The Colorado State Patrol, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Rifle Police Department, and Rifle Fire responded to the scene.

All seven people were taken to Grand River Hospital in Rifle, and two of the children who suffered serious injuries were airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.

Driving too fast for conditions is considered a factor in this accident. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to be involved, the state patrol reported.

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