Fatal accident on U.S. Highway 134 | SkyHiNews.com

Fatal accident on U.S. Highway 134

Karl Wurtz, 48, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the scene 13 miles northwest of Kremmling on Highway 134 after a one-car accident on Monday, June 28.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, Wurtz was traveling east at about 2 a.m. when his 1997 Chevrolet 2500 cargo van left the right edge of the road, crossed a field access road, began rotating counter-clockwise, and rolled twice before coming to rest on its wheels.

Wurtz was wearing his seat belt, but the van was not equipped with air bags. A State Patrol statement said alcohol is not suspected as a contributing factor, though speed is being investigating as a possible component of the accident.

Officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Grand County EMS, Kremmling Fire, and the Grand County Coroner’s Office assisted at the scene.