Woman Rolls SUV After Speeding, Passing Others

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 5:43pm

EL PASO- A afternoon rollover in Montana Vista sent a woman to the hospital yesterday.

Police say the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and passing other vehicles traveling the same direction. The driver lost control of the SUV around a curve and the vehicle slid sideways into a deserted area.

The SUV hit a dirt embankment and was launched 20 feet into the air, then landed and hit another pile of dirt and was launched 50 feet into the air. When the vehicle landed a second time, it rolled over onto its top.

The female driver was transported by Life Ambulance to a local area hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. Speed  and alcohol are a possible contributing factors. Investigation continues.

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