Victim in Tuesday’s fatal accident identified as Granby woman
June 30, 2010
The victim of a fatal accident on U.S. Highway 40, 3 miles south of Granby on Tuesday afternoon, has been identified as 67-year-old Granby resident Nancy Bernstein.
Bernstein’s 2008 Kia Sorento was traveling westbound on Hwy. 40 shortly after noon, June 29, when her car came out of a right hand curve, crossed into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a Kenworth tractor-trailer traveling eastbound, according to a Colorado State Patrol report.
The Sorento was pushed backwards and did a quarter roll off the road near the intersection of County Road 55 (Cottonwood Pass).
The semi rolled to a stop and the driver of the truck was not injured.
State Patrol officers are not sure what caused Bernstein to cross four feet into the oncoming lane, but eye-witnesses reported that she was not trying to pass another vehicle. An autopsy is being conducted today.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts.
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The accident closed Highway 40 for more than an hour. It reopened to traffic but was reclosed later in the afternoon for cleanup. All lanes reopened at 4:40 p.m.