Crash closes northbound Highway 285, south of Fairplay

Posted at 11:36 AM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 14:29:18-04

PARK COUNTY, Colo. -- A rollover crash on Highway 285 closed northbound lanes, Thursday morning.

The crash happened at 5:47 a.m., about 9 miles south of Fairplay, causing crews to alternate traffic in the southbound lane.

According to Colorado State Patrol spokesperson, Trooper Josh Lewis, one truck was traveling northbound on Highway 285 when the truck rolled over and off of the highway.

The driver of the truck was the only one inside at the time of the crash and had to be extricated from the truck.

The driver was transported by helicopter to an area hospital. The condition of the patient was not released.

Northbound lanes were closed for about 5 hours as crews investigated the crash. Northbound lanes reopened at 10:23 a.m.