Rollover injures woman |

Rollover injures woman

An Oregon woman was injured Sunday when her car rolled end over end on Interstate 70 two miles east of Silt.

Another car also was forced off the road and through a fence in the incident, but its occupants were uninjured.

The accident occurred at 10:55 a.m. when a Ford Focus heading west in the left lane went out of control at milepost 99.

The car, driven by Courtney Xanthull, 32, of Ashland, Ore., went through the median, rolling end over end once. It then ran across the eastbound lanes of I-70, rolling again, and then went off the south side of the road before stopping against a fence between the highway and a frontage road.

The car nearly collided with a Toyota Rav-4, driven by Joseph Novak III, 34, of Denver. Novak veered off the right side of the road and through the fence before stopping on the frontage road. Both he and an occupant of his car were unharmed.

Xanthull was extricated from her vehicle and taken to Clagett Memorial Hospital in Rifle. She suffered a broken scapula and numerous cuts and bruises, but the Colorado State Patrol said she was wearing a seatbelt, which kept her injuries from being much more serious.

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