Six injured in Rollins Lake area crash

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Six people were injured Friday afternoon after the vehicle they were in ran into a ditch near Colfax. Early reports indicate that unsafe speed was a factor in the accident that sent all six passengers to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, according to Officer Steve Parr with the California Highway Patrol Gold Run Office. Drugs and alcohol were not considered a cause of the crash Friday. The accident, which happened at about 3 p.m., shut down Highway 174 for about 30 minutes as two life-flight helicopters, one from Calstar and the other from the highway patrol, landed to transport two younger patients to the hospital, Parr said. Parr said that all passengers had minor to moderate injuries. However, initially emergency responders thought two passengers were hurt more seriously and the helicopters were en route before the injuries were downgraded, Parr said. Parr said the accident happened along Rollins Lake Road near Long Ravine Campground. The names and ages of those involved in the accident were not immediately available Friday. ~ Jenifer Gee