2 injured when spilled beer mash causes crash on Highway 172 near Durango, Colorado

Modified Date: 
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 1:42pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Spilled beer mash causes crash in southwest Colorado

Capt. Adrian Driscoll with the Colorado State Patrol says a pickup crashed after sliding on a pile of beer mash that had spilled on state Highway 172 near the Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday morning. Mash is a byproduct of beer brewing, and local breweries often give it to ranchers to feed their livestock.

Vehicle slides on beer mash, rolls over near Durango Airport

The Ford F-350 hit the mash, and the truck rolled, said Capt. Adrian Driscoll, with the Colorado State Patrol. The driver suffered minor injuries, and a passenger suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center, Driscoll said.

Troopers were considering filing charges against the company responsible for spilling the beer mash, he said. They did not plan to cite the driver of the truck that crashed, he said.

Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
Highway 172

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