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.
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.