Colorado State Patrol troopers investigated the scene of a rollover accident that sent two people to the hospital at about 11 a.m. Monday on Colorado Highway 131.
State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said Parker resident Jack Carroll, 19, was driving north near mile marker 60 when he lost control of his Jeep Grand Cherokee as he attempted to pass several vehicles. Carroll’s Jeep hit a vehicle he was attempting to pass and then went off the left side of the highway and rolled twice into a ditch. Carroll and his 17-year-old passenger were ejected during the crash.
Elliott said they were not wearing seatbelts.
Carroll was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with serious injuries that were not believed to be life threatening. His passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Carroll was issued a summons for careless driving causing injury.
A 27-year-old woman from Yampa who was driving the vehicle that was hit by Carroll’s Jeep was not injured.