According to a tweet from the Colorado State Police Public Affairs office, a state trooper was injured on Highway 160, mile marker 61, when their vehicle was hit by another car. The accident occurred in near Mancos in Montezuma County, which is currently experiencing a blast of winter weather.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the wreck was also injured. Both were transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango.
See their official tweet below.
MOVE OVER & SLOW DOWN. 3:34 PM H160 mm 61, a CSP vehicle with a trooper inside for another incident was hit. Both trooper and the other driver transported to Mercy w/ non-life threatening injuries. Investigation underway. pic.twitter.com/30FsyrjxqB
— CSP Public Affairs (@CSP_News) April 10, 2019
According to Wunderground, snow showers in Montezuma County near Mancos will continue into the night.
As you’re driving on snowy roads around the state, exercise caution for the safety of yourself and those around you. Only drive if your car is winter ready and if essential. The Colorado Department of Transportation has warned people about getting on the roads.
During a snowstorm in March, a state trooper was killed during duty in winter conditions.
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