Car hanging over embankment in Golden after C470 rollover wreck

The man's SUV rolled several times before stopping.

GOLDEN - Traffic on C470 in Golden at Interstate 70 was slowed significantly after an SUV rolled over Saturday evening in Golden, authorities say.

The driver of the vehicle was the only person inside and rushed to a local hospital with unknown injuries, but he was awake, Golden Fire says. First responders stabilized the vehicle (see pictures) and got the person out.

Alcohol is suspected in the wreck, authorities say. Golden Police say the wreck happened at 6:15 p.m. when the man inside heading onto eastbound I-70 from 470 went off the road and rolled several times. 

Several bystanders on scene held onto the vehicle to keep it from falling, police say. Golden would like to thank those people; police are asking any of them to call 303-834-8045.

Colorado State Patrol is on scene and assisting with traffic detouring the westbound lanes - where the crash happened. CSP first reported the wreck at 6:42 p.m.

It is unknown what led to the wreck, but the entirety of I-70 going west was shutdown and cars had to be detoured north onto U.S. 6 or west onto I-70.

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