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Single rollover crash caused from driver looking at phone

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Multiple agencies responded to the a single car rollover crash on Highway 350 in Otero County Tuesday.

Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff's Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services all responded to the crash a little after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, at mile post 68.

According to a release from CSP, the driver of a black Toyota became distracted from looking at a message on his phone, where he drove off the right side of the highway. The driver then struck a point in the road causing his car to rollover two times before coming to a stop. 

CSP said the driver was ejected from the vehicle through the windshield and sustained serious bodily injury. The driver was identified as Daniel Rangel of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Rangel was transported to the Arkansas Regional Medical Center. Investigators say he was not wearing his seatbelt and do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. 

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