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Three women injured in rollover

A one-car rollover accident north of Rifle Tuesday left three Rifle residents injured.

At about 5 p.m., a 1989 Jeep Wrangler driven by Shaina R. Walters, 18, Rifle, was traveling north on Garfield County Road 219 along Middle Rifle Creek when Walters lost control on a curve to the right.

The vehicle spun one-quarter turn clockwise. Walters corrected for the skid, causing the car to spin one-half rotation counter-clockwise, according to a Colorado State Patrol release. The car then rolled once, coming to rest on its wheels on the west side of the road.



All three occupants were thrown from the vehicle.

Back seat passenger Jasmine G. Warick, 20, Rifle, was flown immediately to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with a broken neck and possible brain injuries. She was listed in serious condition at St. Mary’s Wednesday.



Walters suffered a broken pelvis and a lacerated liver. Colorado State Patrol information indicates she was taken to Grand River Medical Center in Rifle, and then flown to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. St. Mary’s could not release information on Walters.

The front seat passenger, Jennifer Schneider, 18, Rifle, suffered back pain and lacerations. No other information was available on Schneider’s condition.


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