BRIGHTON -- An Adams County sheriff's deputy was injured Saturday afternoon after a crash south of Brighton.
Charges are pending against the deputy, Benjamin Mainero. He sustained what the Colorado State Patrol called "moderate injuuries" and was at Denver Health Medical Center Saturday night.
The crash happened near 128th Avenue and Brighton Road around 2:15 p.m. The Colorado State Patrol said a GMC Suburban was heading northbound on Brighton Road and was trying to turn into a private driveway when the deputy's car hit the truck from behind.
After that collision, the deputy's vehicle traveled off the east side of the road and struck a utility pole. The Ford went off the west side of the road and hit a mailbox.
The driver of the GMC, 54-year-old Arlee Roberson, of Brighton, was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. The CSP said he did not require hospitilization.
Troopers don't think alcohol or drug use are contributing factors to this crash. Authorities continued to investigate.