One-vehicle rollover leaves Rifle man dead |

One-vehicle rollover leaves Rifle man dead

SILT A Rifle man died in a one-vehicle rollover on Silt Mesa Road early Saturday morning.A black Dodge crew cab pickup driven by Neal E. Martinez, 30, of Rifle, was southbound on Silt Mesa Road at about 2:12 a.m. Saturday when it went off the right side of the roadway and rolled, according to a Colorado State Patrol press release. Martinez, the vehicle’s only occupant, was pronounced dead on the scene. He was wearing a seat belt and was not ejected from the cab.The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department and the Rifle Police Department rescued a brown dog, which was taken to the Rifle Animal Shelter.Colorado State Patrol is investigating the crash, and is not known if speed or alcohol were contributing factors in the crash.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User