A Montrose teenager was killed in a single–car, rollover accident in Ouray County, Saturday. 17–year–old Tyler Hoffman lost control of his pick–up truck on Sims Mesa Road. It left the road, was airborne for 8 feet, and finally struck a tree after rolling.
Hoffman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ouray County Coroner.
17–year–old passenger, Otto Yerke, suffered minor injuries in the accident.
Afterwards, investigators said the crash is being blamed on excessive speed and alcohol.
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