Man killed, woman hurt in rollover
A Montrose man was killed early Thursday morning in a single-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 50 near Whitewater, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.
Larry Linn, 36, died of blunt-force injuries to the head. The coroner ruled his death an accident.
A 26-year-old Delta woman, the driver of the 1989 Oldsmobile 88, sustained serious, but non life-threatening injuries in the crash.
She was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The accident happened just after 3 a.m. on westbound U.S. Highway 50 near mile marker 42.
Troopers say the vehicle traveled off the left side of the highway into the median. The driver tried to re-enter the roadway and rolled two times back into the westbound lanes of the highway. Linn died at the scene.
Both people were wearing seat belts.
The State Patrol said a preliminary investigation shows alcohol and/or marijuana may be a factor in the crash. Speed isn’t believed to be a factor.
The crash remains under investigation, and criminal charges are possible.