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Rollover accident on County Road 240

Female teenage driver suffers minor injuries
Bob Price picks up debris from his driveway after a driver rolled her car onto his property Saturday morning near Mile Marker 4 on Florida Road (County Road 240). The driver had to be extricated from the vehicle but suffered only minor injuries.

Authorities responded to a vehicle rollover accident on County Road 240 near Mile Marker 4 that was reported just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

According to Colorado State Patrolman Nathan Selby, a female driver in her late teens, whose identity was not yet released, rolled her car an undetermined number of times and crashed through a fence before coming to a stop on private property. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and needed to be extricated. Sgt. Rob Madden said Selby suffered minor injuries; she was bleeding from her head and arm.

The driver was the single occupant of the Jeep Cherokee.

The cause of the accident is not yet determined, but Melanie Kelly, who owns the property where the vehicle stopped, and friend Bob Price, said that although the speed limit is 45 mph along that section of the county road, many drivers do not adhere to it.

“They need to slow this road down,” Kelly said.

“Forty-five would be fine if people did 45,” Price said.

Selby said he believed the driver was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

bmathis@durangoherald.com

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