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Montrose couple critically injured after rolling Jeep 450-feet down mountain near Telluride

Rolled Jeep near Telluride
Rolled jeep near Telluride
Rolled Jeep near Telluride
Rescue after couple rolled Jeep near Telluride
Posted at 11:48 AM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 13:51:25-04

More than 35 people — including bystanders — were involved in a five-hour rescue operation near Telluride Saturday afternoon.

A Montrose couple, both 72 years old, had rolled their Jeep 450-feet down a mountain off Tomboy Road near Royer Gulch on their way to Telluride, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.

The couple, who were not identified, suffered critical injuries and were flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Their conditions are not known.

The wife was the one who called 911, the tweet read.