The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Otero County Road EE, approximately 0.5 miles west of Otero County Road 17.

A 2007 Toyota Camry, driven by a minor, age 17, of Rocky Ford, Colo., was westbound Otero County Road EE when it lost control, running off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle collided with a fence before overturning once. The vehicle came to rest in a field facing southeast approximately 35 feet from the roadway. The driver was ejected and came to rest approximately 14 feet from the vehicle.

The driver was transported from the scene to Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta with serious bodily injuries. The driver was not restrained by a seatbelt but the passenger was. Excessive speed is a factor in the crash.

For further information, contact Trooper Brian Jackson.