- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say beer was a factor in a rollover crash in southwest Colorado, but drunken-driving was not to blame.

Capt. Adrian Driscoll with the Colorado State Patrol says a pickup crashed after sliding on a pile of beer mash that had spilled on state Highway 172 near the Durango-La Plata County Airport on Thursday morning. Mash is a byproduct of beer brewing, and local breweries often give it to ranchers to feed their livestock.

The pickup driver suffered minor injuries, and a passenger was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.

Lisa Schwantes, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation, tells The Durango Herald (http://goo.gl/h0aqaT ) that a snow plow had been sent to clean up the slippery mess but did not get there in time.

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Information from: Durango Herald, http://www.durangoherald.com

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