Man has life threatening injuries after Gypsum fight
Vail, CO Colorado
At about 2:20 am, Saturday the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO) was dispatched to a fight in progress with injuries at 1630 Spring Creek Road in Gypsum, Colorado. -Deputies arrived to find about 20 people still on scene and reports that many had left already. –
The ECSO received a call that one of the victims of the fight was in a car on the way to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. -The vehicle was stopped at Dotsero and Western Eagle County Ambulance District responded. – The victim was transported to VVH and later St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. -The 23 year old Gypsum man has life threatening head injuries. –
Another 21 year old Gypsum man was treated and released from the hospital with non life threatening facial fractures. –
Deputies have interviewed over 20 persons involved in the fight, with more interviews continuing tonight and tomorrow. – The males and females involved in the fight were juveniles and adults from up valley and down valley. – The cause of the fight is still unknown but the ensuing fight was described by witnesses as an “all out brawl”. – Some witnesses have reported baseball bats were involved in the melee. – Alcohol consumption is believed to have been a contributing factor to the incident. –
The ECSO is requesting assistance from the public.
If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637).- If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers. –