Two seriously injured in Rifle accident |

Two seriously injured in Rifle accident

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

RIFLE A one-vehicle crash occurred Friday at 1:43 a.m. on State Highway 325 north of Rifle, near milepost 1 that resulted in serious injury to two people.Emergency personnel discovered two adult males with serious injuries near a 2004 GMC pick-up that was off the east side of the road.The occupants were transported via ambulance to Grand River Hospital, and then transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction by CareFlight.Investigators have determined that the truck was traveling north on Highway 325 before the driver lost control, went off the right side of the road, and traveled an additional 122 feet before colliding head-on with a tree. Excessive speed and alcohol impairment are suspected as causes, according to Colorado State Patrol.The crash remains under investigation, and names of the driver and passenger are being withheld until relatives are contacted.

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