Multiple vehicles involved in crash on US 40 south of Granby |

Multiple vehicles involved in crash on US 40 south of Granby

A Subaru sits in the bar ditch near Carquest Auto Parts in Granby after being struck be a Dodge Ram pickup truck shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday morning.
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A mid-morning multivehicle crash on US Highway 40 just south of downtown Granby ended with one individual being transported to Middle Park Medical Center for further evaluation.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Nov. 1, a white Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck was traveling south on US 40 near Granby. As the pickup truck was passing North Ranch Road and the Granby Carquest Auto Parts store the driver of the vehicle lost control and subsequently struck a four door Subaru that was also on US 40.

The pickup truck struck the Subaru’s rear driver’s side door. The Subaru was pushed off the highway and came to a stop in the bar ditch east of US 40 between the highway and the Carquest parking lot. The Dodge pickup truck continued southbound on US 40 for roughly 300 more feet before veering off the east side of the highway near the northern entrance to the strip mall containing Altitude Pizza and the Granby Sherwin Williams store. According to an eyewitness that watched the incident occur the pickup truck continued to move at a high rate of speed through the bar ditch between the strip mall parking lot and US 40 before striking multiple cars in the strip mall’s parking lot. The collision with the parked cars stopped the pickup truck’s forward movement.

“I heard the first initial bang of him hitting the vehicle over in front of Carquest. I ran over to the window and watched outside and watched him basically launch his truck,” Corey Stafford, eyewitness to the incident, said. “He was going probably about 50 miles per hour. He landed in the dirt and kept going. He smashed into the vehicles over here.”

Stafford said that the parked cars were unoccupied at the time they were struck by the pickup truck. Officials from Grand County EMS confirmed that one individual involved in the crash was transported to Middle Park Medical Center for further evaluation. Chief Ray Jennings said a second individual involved in the crash informed first responders he was not injured.

Officers from the Granby Police Department confirmed there were no fatalities resulting from the crash. Investigators further added that neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected at this time to have been contributing factors. Law enforcement officials are investigating a possible medical issue as being a contributing factor in the crash.

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