Two occupants of a pickup were able to walk away from a crash that ended in the swift-moving Eagle River on Saturday near Wolcott. Just before 1 p.m., John Baker, 21, of Eagle, was driving a Toyota Pickup westbound on Highway 6 in between Eagle and Wolcott when he drove off the right side of the road, the State Patrol said. After falling down about 20 feet off the edge road, the vehicle landed on its wheels in the middle of the Eagle River. The driver and the passenger were treated on scene for minor injuries, and Baker was issued a citation for careless driving, police said.Highway 6 was closed near milepost 156 for about 30 minutes while Big Steve’s Towing recovered the vehicle. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Department and the Greater Eagle River Fire Protection District responded to the scene with the Colorado State Patrol.
Rick Spitzer | Special to the Daily