SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (KKTV) - A joyride in a stolen car ended after the vehicle flipped twice near railroad tracks outside Springfield Sunday morning.
According to Colorado State Patrol, the two 16-year-olds were speeding when the red Pontiac GC crossed over the tracks along Baca County Road 24.6, which is just south of the junction with 13th Avenue. The driver lost control of the car and went off the road into a small ditch. When the teen tried to right the vehicle, they spun back onto the road and flipped the car twice. The Pontiac ended up on its roof.
Troopers say both occupants walked away from the scene and were later taken to Southeast Colorado Hospital by family. One of the teens was later airlifted to Swedish Medical Center in Denver but does not have life-threatening injuries.
Neither person in the car was wearing a seat belt, and drugs and alcohol are both suspected factors in the crash.
State Patrol did not release information on where the car was stolen.