Grand Lake man injured in 2-vehicle crash near Granby
September 23, 2014
A crash Monday on U.S. Highway 40 at mile post 214 south of Granby resulted in serious injuries for one driver and stalled traffic for several hours as cleanup crews removed debris from the roadside.
According to information received from the Colorado State Patrol, the crash occurred Monday morning, Sept. 22, at approximately 8:15 a.m. A 2004 Ford pickup truck driven by Robert Cox, 38, of Grand Lake was eastbound when it drifted into the westbound lane of the highway and collided with a 2014 Kenworth semi-tractor driven by Justin Elam, 31, of Keenesburg. The left front portion of the Ford struck the farthest rear left tires on the Kenworth.
The Ford continued off the left side of the road and came to rest on its wheels in the field beside the highway. The Kenworth struck a delineator post on the right shoulder of the highway and came to a stop.
Cox was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.
Drugs or alcohol are not suspected as contributing factors in the crash. The Kenworth is owned by McDonald Farms and was hauling garbage.