SAN MIGUEL COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 35 people helped rescue two people who fell off of a mountain road in San Miguel County. Emergency crews responded to Imogene Pass near Telluride on Saturday.
Officials with the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office say the Montrose couple rolled their Jeep about 450 vertical feet off Tomboy Road on their way to Telluride. The couple, both 72 years old, suffered critical injuries.
One of the victims called 911. They were taken to a hospital in Grand Junction. It is unclear how they’re doing as of this writing.
Deputies say it’s possible the driver was distracted as he was driving on a narrowing curve.
“It just takes one moment for disastrous consequences,” officials said on social media on Sunday.
The rescue mission lasted nearly five hours.