Texas Man Hurt In Tanker Rollover; Douglas Pass Reopens

Grand Junction (AP) A Texas truck driver is being treated for undisclosed injuries after his tanker rolled over in northwestern Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation says the truck was carrying thousands of gallons of crude oil when it rolled on State Highway 139 about 6:40 Sunday night.

The driver is being identified as 32–year–old Michael Carrithers of Dumas, Texas, who was ejected in the crash south of Rangely. Carrithers was later flown to Denver Health Medical Center, but his condition is unknown.

The state patrol office in Grand Junction says about 12,000
gallons of oil spilled into Douglas Creek, but crews were able to clean it up before it flowed into the White River.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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