Man drives off Independence Pass in new truck, lives
A man driving a new truck and pulling a motorcycle on a trailer drove off the side of Highway 82 near the Independence Pass winter closure gate Saturday morning, an official said Tuesday.
The 50-year-old man was not injured in the single-vehicle accident where the 2019 Chevrolet truck went down an embankment or a ravine, said Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis.
No drugs or alcohol were involved in the accident, he said. The vehicles had been towed back up to the road.
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