Pickup driver killed in rollover outside Westcliffe

CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A 30-year-old man was killed after flipping his pickup four times and colliding with a barbed wire fence.

The driver was headed west on Highway 96 just before 9 Tuesday night when State Patrol says he veered off the roadway and hit two delineator posts before the truck spun back on the roadway and rolled four times. As the truck repeatedly overturned, it hit the barbed wire fence and the driver was thrown from the vehicle.

Troopers are now investigating whether the driver, identified as Jacob Schulze of Westcliffe, was wearing a seat belt at the time of the rollover, as well as whether he was speeding and/or had been drinking.

The crash happened 11 miles east of Westcliffe.