Justin Pagone, 18, of Hotchkiss was headed southbound on Highway 133 last Thursday morning when he failed to negotiate a curve. Pagone’s 1997 Chevrolet Silverado pickup went off the left side of the highway before going down an embankment nearly 98 feet, colliding with fencing and falling trees. The truck continued another 39-1/2 feet and went down the hillside about 77 feet hitting more trees, rolling 1/4 times and landing on its side facing east. Pagone was injured and transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital by North Fork Ambulance. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Scott Santilli cited Pagone with careless driving. The Hotchkiss Fire Department and Delta County Sheriff’s Office routed traffic to Lorah Lane and Hanson Mesa Road while the accident site was cleared.