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Accident Closes Highway 40

Highway 40 was closed for a period of time yesterday, between the two exits for the Yampa Valley Airport, after a truck and semi collided. The driver of the pickup was seriously injured in Continue reading

1 Dead After Truck Collides With Paving Equipment

A Utah man was killed yesterday afternoon on Highway 40, after he crashed his vehicle into paving equipment.  36-year-old Jason Christenson lost control of his truck about 24 miles west of Kremmling, resulting in the pickup going off the road at a high rate of speed where it collided Continue reading

Watch Out For Cattle On The Road

Following a collision between a cow and a pickup Tuesday night on Routt County Road 129, the North Routt Fire Protection District is reminding drivers to watch out for cows on the road. In open range, cattle will be grazing in North Routt County through out the summer and early fall. Open range grazing will occur from the Willow Creek Pass Subdivision north of the state line all the way along Routt County Continue reading

UPDATE: Motorcycle VS Truck Accident

A collision on Moffat County Road 33 Thursday afternoon between a motorcycle and a truck resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the motorcycle. Officers believe the motorcycle rider, 49-year-old Turner Dupont, was traveling on the wrong side of the county road, about 5 miles south of Craig, which forced the 60- Continue reading

Diesel Truck Drivers May Soon Face Fines

Governor John Hickenlooper is ready to sign a bill that would penalize diesel truck drivers who inundate other cars or pedestrians with exhaust from their vehicles. If Hickenlooper signs the bill, anyone with modifications to their diesel truck who is caught pumping out massive plumes of black Continue reading

Tipped Over Semi Closes Highway 40

A tipped over semi resulted in Highway 40 being closed for a period of time yesterday afternoon on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass. The trucks driver lost control, causing the semi to slide off the road where it struck a guard rail, which led to the trailer tipping over.  The highway was closed from 12:30 Continue reading

Driver-Less Truck Causes Damage In Craig

An unoccupied pickup, that was either left in neutral or not put in park, caused minor damage in Craig Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred just after five when the driver-less truck knocked over a street Continue reading

UPDATE: Rollover Victim Identity Released

One person died in a roll-over accident Tuesday night near Stage Coach Reservoir.  54-year-old  Robert Dickey of Oak Creek  lost control of an organic waste truck while driving on Routt County Road 16, sending the vehicle down a steep embankment. Continue reading

Accident Closes Victory Way

A two vehicle accident completely blocked West Victory Way in Craig this morning.  According to Craig Police, a tanker truck was pulling onto Highway 40 in front of Walmart when it was struck by a small pickup, which wedged under Continue reading

Space Heater Starts Blaze

Fire destroyed a pickup Wednesday at a home near Craig City Park.  Use of an electric space heater under the hood of the truck ignited the blaze.  The vehicle was fully engulfed in flames when Craig Firefighters arrived just before noon.  The fire was quickly extinguished.  No other property was Continue reading

UPDATE – Crane-Truck Accident Near Rangely

A crane-Truck rolled over just after 10 Wednesday morning, on Highway 64, 12 miles east of Rangely. The accident sent the driver of the truck to the hospital with minor injuries.  He was identified as 40-year-old Casey Sanders of Grand Junction.  During the crash, approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the snow.  Clean up and recovery crews Continue reading

Truck Driver Dies Monday Morning On Rabbit Ears Pass

rabbit-ears-pass-accident-oct-31The driver of a semi hauling powdered cement died this morning after he lost control of his truck on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass near Sky Valley Drive. Highway 40 was closed for a period to investigate and clear the accident site.  The name of the deceased man Continue reading