Six people were taken to area hospitals — four in serious condition — following a rollover crash Sunday in which an SUV plummeted down an embankment and into a creek, authorities say.
The 25-year-old male driver had some type of a medical emergency that triggered the crash, Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Josh Lewis said.
Troopers rescued several of the victims from the SUV in the creek, Lewis said.
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The driver, a 28-year-old woman, a 1-year-old child and an infant were seriously injured during the crash, Lewis said. Two children, ages 7 and 8, received minor injuries, he said. The names of the victims have not been released.
At around 10:15 a.m., the driver was going east on Interstate 70 in a Dodge Durango when he had a medical emergency and lost control of the SUV near Morrison, Lewis said.
The van went off the left side of the highway, crashing through a guard rail, crossed the westbound lanes and went up an embankment. The vehicle then turned right and rolled down an embankment into a creek, he said.