Rock slide injures three |

Rock slide injures three

PALISADE – A boulder weighing more than 300 pounds rolled down a slope onto Interstate 70 outside town, injuring three people and damaging three cars.A black Ford Ranger pickup truck struck the boulder around 8:45 p.m. Saturday, rolled once and landed on its side, Fire Chief Richard Rupp said. A Ford Windstar van then hit the boulder, bending the van’s left front wheel.A Cheverolet Cavalier, driven by Heidi Reese, then collided with the van.”I saw the first car flip and saw the next car swerve, but couldn’t miss (the rock),” said Reese, 23.The pickup truck driver and two people in the van were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with minor injuries, Rupp said.Rock slides are unusual for the area, although they are common this time of year along parts of I-70, Rupp said.

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