I-70 rollover injures 3

Three people were sent to the hospital following a rollover accident early Sunday morning.

Colorado State Trooper Matt Jakopic said John Polen was driving when a truck rolled one and a half times around 1:45 a.m. near mile marker 33 on Interstate 70. A female passenger, a male passenger and Polen were all transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.

Polen was at the hospital as of 5 p.m. Sunday and in fair condition, according to a St. Mary’s representative.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident, Jakopic said. He said Polen was driving west on the interstate when the vehicle went off the right side of the road. Polen overcorrected and rolled the truck, which came to rest partially on an eastbound lane of the interstate.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, he said.

Jakopic said Polen was being investigated on suspicion of driving under the influence, vehicular assault and careless driving causing injury.


Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

  • Delivery Route

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITYWould you like to deliver newspapersa...

  • City Of Grand Junction Opportunities

    Now hiring for the following positions:Certified & LateralPolice ...

  • Cnas

    Larchwood Inns is now accepting applications for night shift CN...

  • Employment Specialist Ii

    EmploymentSpecialist IIPart-time position provides workshop facil...

  • Lpn

    Part-time, Experiencedneeded for a busy specialtyoffice. 20 h...

  • Police Officer

    The TOWN OF SILT, anactive and growing ruralcommunity, popula...

Search More Jobs

734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Subscribe to print edition
Advertiser Tearsheet

© 2016 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy