Rollovers Back Up Highways

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Both a 71-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman lost control of their vehicles and rolled while traveling south on Highway 87.

The Strawberry woman was heading into Payson Tuesday when she became distracted, went off the right side of the road, overcorrected and rolled, said DPS officer Steve Montgomery.

The Chevy compact car landed on its roof near milepost 263.5, 13 miles north of Payson.

“She saw the back window was busted out so she climbed out and there were witnesses there to help her,” Montgomery said.

The woman was taken to Payson Regional Medical Center and released with only minor injuries, he said.

Traffic backed up along the highway to the Control Road for about 45 minutes until the car could be removed from the southbound lane.

On Wednesday, a 71-year-old Scottsdale man heading south on Highway 87, lost control of his SUV and rolled multiple times, Montgomery said.

The SUV landed on its wheels in the curbside lane.

Traffic was temporarily blocked and the man refused medical treatment, Montgomery said.

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