Rollover sends woman to St. Mary’s |

Rollover sends woman to St. Mary’s

Post Independent/Greg Massé Debris lies scattered along the side of Interstate 70 Thursday afternoon after a rollover accident sent three people to the hospital.

GLENWOOD CANYON – The driver of a sport utility vehicle was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious head injuries after a rollover accident on Interstate 70 Thursday. Two other people, a man and a woman, were taken to Valley View Hospital with less serious injuries, a Glenwood Springs Fire Department spokesman said. Colorado State Patrol said the driver was 49-year-old Margaret Shroyer of San Diego, and the passengers were Brandon Shroyer, 22, of San Diego and Breanne Selah, 25, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Margaret Shroyer was first taken to Valley View Hospital, then airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious head injuries. Selah suffered injuries to her arm, and Brandon Shroyer suffered minor injuries. The accident, first reported at 1:54 p.m. Thursday, briefly closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. It happened just east of the No Name tunnels at mile marker 119.”We did have to do an extrication on the driver,” fire department spokesman Pete Bradshaw said. “It took about 20 minutes. It was a difficult extrication.”The conditions of the three victims were not immediately available.

Colorado State Patrol trooper Eric Westphal arrived at the scene shortly after the accident occurred. Westphal said the driver drifted off the west side of the road, then came back on, overcorrected and rolled 112 times.The forest green Jeep Cherokee finally came to rest on its roof. “All three were awake. They had some injuries, but they’re heading to the hospital,” said Scott Butler, a friend of the people who were involved in the single-vehicle crash.

Butler and another friend helped the rescue and tow crews clean up their friends’ debris that was scattered along the highway. After a few minutes, one westbound lane was opened to traffic. At 2:35, tow truck operator Joe Llewellyn used tow cables to flip the car back onto its wheels. By 3 p.m., both lanes were reopened. Backups were minimal because traffic was light.Contact Greg Massé: 945-8515, ext.

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