The Dolores County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash Wednesday evening after an SUV ended up in the West Fork of the Dolores River.
According to the Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler, the driver was not in the vehicle when it left the roadway. The unoccupied Jeep Wrangler rolled down an embankment, hit some trees, then crashed into the river. Cutler said the report did not indicate that a citation was issued.
There were no injuries, said a Dolores County Sheriff deputy at the scene. A tow truck pulled the woman’s SUV from the river.
The deputy said it was unclear how the vehicle ended up in the river. He said the case was being investigated by the Colorado State Patrol.
The SUV came to a stop at a downward angle on the embankment, with its front end and wheels in the river, about 4 miles southeast of Dunton off the West Fork Road (County Road 38). The incident was reported to law enforcement about 6 p.m.