Ridgway man injured when snowplow rolls over

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Ouray, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado Department of Transportation snow plow driver has been treated and released from a hospital after his vehicle rolled off a highway amid heavy snow.

The Colorado State Patrol says Plow Driver Dack Klein of Ridgway was working along U.S. 550 at about 3 a.m. Thursday when he moved over to avoid an oncoming vehicle. The plow drifted into soft snow and rolled one and a quarter times down a snowpacked embankment on Red Mountain.

The plow came to rest on its side about 60 feet below the road.

Klein was trapped for a short time until a passing motorist came to his aid. Klein then waited inside the motorist's vehicle for medical help.

Trooper Gordon McCaslin says Klein was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and released later Thursday morning.

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