Two North Fork women suffered serious injuries in a rollover accident on Needle Rock Road about a mile and a half east of Highway 92. The accident occurred at about 1:22 a.m. Nov. 5.
Ashley Smith, 24, of Crawford and Lindsay Moody, 21, of Hotchkiss, were both transported to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction. On Tuesday afternoon they were both listed in critical condition.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, Smith was driving a 2003 Mercury Sable westbound on Needle Rock Road. As she rounded a curve, she traveled off the right side of the road, collided with a delineator post, continued west and down a steep embankment. The vehicle struck a tree with its front end and began to rotate clockwise. During the crash, Smith was ejected from the vehicle. The vehicle came to rest facing east, down an embankment off the right side of Needle Rock Road and on its wheels.
Smith was not wearing a seat belt; Moody was. Alcohol and/or drugs are being investigated as factors in the crash.blog comments powered by Disqus