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1 hurt when boulder hits pickup in W. Colo. canyon

A St. Mary's Careflight helicopter lands at the scene of an accident caused by falling rock in DeBeque Canyon on Tuesday evening, July 28, 2009. Authorities say a 5-foot-wide boulder tumbled down a western Colorado canyon wall and crashed into a pickup on Interstate 70, injuring two people. (AP Photo/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Dean Humphrey) ** DENVER POST OUT **
AP | The Grand Junction Daily Sentine

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado – Authorities say a 5-foot-wide boulder tumbled down a western Colorado canyon wall and crashed into a pickup on Interstate 70, injuring one person.

The boulder broke loose from DeBeque Canyon just northeast of Grand Junction at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The State Patrol says 28-year-old Wayne Fenimore of Montrose, a passenger in the pickup, was injured. He was reported in serious condition Wednesday at a Grand Junction hospital.



The patrol says the driver, 31-year-old Kelli Bohl of Rifle, wasn’t injured.

The top of the pickup was smashed and its wheels had dug into the asphalt.



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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com


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