2 vehicle crash on US 40 near Parshall results in multiple injuries, brief highway closure
A section of U.S. Highway 40 between Parshall and Kremmling was closed briefly Wednesday morning as authorities work to clear the highway following a two-vehicle collision that has resulted in multiple injuries.
Local and state authorities were busy working to extricate passengers and clear wreckage from a section of US 40 near milepost 193 after a Waste Management garbage truck collided with a passenger vehicle carrying multiple passengers Wednesday morning around 8 a.m., according to local law enforcement. Officials from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office stated the road was temporarily blocked by the crash and remained extremely icy in the area as Grand County experiences a Winter Storm Warning with significant snowfall and wind.
Authorities confirmed that at least three individuals were injured in the collision including at least one serious injury. No fatalities have been reported from the collision at this time. First responders were forced to extricate multiple individuals from the vehicles involved in the crash while also working to reopen US 40 amidst adverse weather conditions.
Authorities confirmed that all individuals involved in the collision had been successfully extricated shortly before 8:30 a.m. Officials further stated they expected US 40 to reopen shortly thereafter.
The situation on US 40 was still developing Wednesday morning and authorities were not ready to release a narrative of the events that led to the crash. Additional details regarding the type of passenger vehicle involved in the collision, the names of any individuals involved in the collision or information regarding what factors were beleived to have contributed to the crash were not immediately available.
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