Teen still in hospital after Clifton rollover
One man remained hospitalized Sunday after a two-car rollover accident that injured three people east of Clifton on Saturday night.
Jeff Duff, 19, of Grand Junction, was in fair condition at St. Mary’s Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor. Two others, 18-year-old Lydia Campbell of Grand Junction and 21-year-old Savanna Schell of Clifton, were treated and released.
The accident happened around 9:10 p.m. at 34 and F roads, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
A 1995 Nissan Pathfinder driven by 21-year-old Shawn Bartley of Clifton was northbound on 34 Road when it went through a stop sign and collided with a 2007 Ford Explorer driven by Schell, Sgt. Scott Simons said. Troopers are still investigating what caused him to go through the stop sign. Alcohol isn’t suspected as a factor.
The Pathfinder was carrying Campbell, Duff and 19-year-old Richard Williams of Grand Junction. Campbell and Duff were thrown from the vehicle, Simons said.
Simons said he expects the State Patrol to issue Bartley a ticket for careless driving causing injury.
A Girardi’s Towing driver who came to the scene to remove one of the vehicles was arrested after troopers smelled alcohol on him and conducted a roadside sobriety test. Travis Endsley, 28, of Grand Junction, was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Simons said.