Semi rolls near base of Rabbit Ears

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— No one was injured when a semi truck rolled Wednesday morning on U.S. Highway 40 near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Emergency responders were called to the crash about 5:30 a.m.

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said the driver of the semi fell asleep, and the rig went off the road. The driver got out on his own and was not hurt. He was given a ticket for careless driving.

The semi was hauling merchandise to Kmart in Craig, and the cargo included hazardous materials such as chemicals. A hazardous materials crew had to be brought in to help clean up the accident. U.S. 40 was closed for less than an hour during the afternoon while the accident was cleaned up.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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