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One person critically hurt in El Paso County rollover crash early Monday

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) - El Paso County sheriff's deputies and the Colorado State Patrol are investigating a rollover crash that left one person with life-threatening injuries Monday morning.

Deputies said the crash happened around 3:50 a.m. on Hodgen Road. Three people were in the vehicle when it crashed. One person was thrown from the car and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Another person suffered moderate injuries.

The cause of the crash, including whether drugs or alcohol played a role, is still under investigation. Hodgen Road is closed while the investigation continues.

Brittany Wiley

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  1. “The cause of the crash, including whether drugs or alcohol played a role, is still under investigation.”
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    No mention of a second vehicle involved. So with a single-vehicle crash at 3:50 AM, it’s highly likely that drugs or alcohol were involved, although excessive speed alone could have been the primary cause.

    1. Don’t forget to add the possibility of pronghorn or deer on the road at that time of the night. Both are quite prevalent off Hodgen. It’s a rare day that I don’t see either type during my commute on Hodgen (and Meridian) to/from work. It’s entirely too easy to lose control of a vehicle with a high center of gravity (almost all SUVs) when conducting evasive maneuvers while trying to miss an animal that couldn’t be seen when you drive faster than your headlights realistically allow for, even on high beams.

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