3 hurt in crash near Silt

Three people were injured Sunday in a two-car collision north of Silt.

One person was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after the minivan the person was driving was struck on its driver’s side by a Ford Bronco II at 5:20 p.m., said Cpl. Shauna Swale of the Colorado State Patrol’s Glenwood trooper office.

Swale said the minivan was heading east on Silt Mesa Road and turning left onto Harvey Gap Road when the driver of the other vehicle tried to pass it.

That driver and a passenger in the Ford were taken to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, where the driver was to be treated and released and the passenger was to be admitted with serious injuries, Swale said.

The passenger had been thrown from the vehicle.

The Ford’s driver was cited for careless driving causing injury and for passing in a no-passing zone, Swale said.

No alcohol was involved, she said.

The names of those injured were not immediately available.


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