According to an accident report from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Nolan Lange 39 of Denver, CO, was driving south on Sargent Road on Saturday, August 1 at approximately 5:15 PM, when he approached a right-handed turn in the road.
The vehicle, a 2002 silver Ford Explorer, took the curve wide to the left as it crossed into the northbound lane. Lange abruptly corrected the Explorer which resulted in him losing control of the vehicle to the right before he overcorrected to the left and entered the south ditch.
As the vehicle entered the ditch, it slowly spun clockwise before entering a field and rolled. The report states the vehicle rolled two to three times before coming to rest in the field facing west. During the final roll of the vehicle, Lange was ejected from the Explorer.
Lange was taken to Melham Medical Center by Merna EMS with possible injuries to his back/spine.
The investigation revealed that the driver side airbag did not deploy and a seatbelt was not used. The vehicle was listed as totaled with damage exceeding $20,000.
Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash. Citations are pending.