A close call: SUV nearly rolls completely off Black Bear Pass near Telluride

Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 21, 2019

TELLURIDE, Colo. — The driver of an SUV survived a very close call after their SUV rolled down Black Bear Pass near Telluride Wednesday, landing on its roof just feet from what appears to be a steep cliff.

The driver, the only occupant of the SUV, was not believed to be seriously injured in the single-vehicle rollover crash near the stairs of Ingram Falls, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies closed both sides of Black Bear Pass while they investigated. They tweeted that the pass will remain closed until Thursday.

This is the second off-roading rollover crash in San Miguel County in the past week.

On Saturday, a 72-year-old Montrose couple rolled their Jeep 450 feet down Tomboy Road near Royer Gulch. The couple suffered critical injuries and were flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.