May 1, 2017 (Telluride, CO) – This morning, San Miguel Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) with a two vehicle accident on HWY 145 at the top of Lawson Hill. A dump truck hauling a load down the hill hit the back of another dump truck in front of it, causing both trucks to roll over.
A deputy was told that, prior to hitting the other dump truck, the driver of the dump truck avoided a passenger vehicle. One truck stayed on the highway while the other was forced off the road and through the guardrail where it came to rest at the top of the hill.
Both drivers were transported to the TMC for what was believed to be non-life threatening injuries. The CSP is investigating the accident.