PUEBLO — A 35-year-old man died and two others were injured when their SUV plunged 17-feet (5.2-meters) off a small cliff while they were four-wheeling in southern Colorado.
The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred about 1:50 a.m. Monday near the Pueblo Motorsports Park.
KRDO-TV reports that the names of the victim and the injured weren’t immediately released.
According to police, the three were in a 2006 Ford Explorer that was climbing a steep hill, unaware that there was a cliff on the back side of the hill.
The vehicle dropped over the edge and rolled before coming to rest on its roof.
The driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt and died after being ejected. A 27-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were taken to the hospital.
Their conditions weren’t released.