Wreck on Highway 40 stalls traffic Monday morning
February 5, 2018
An early morning, multi-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 40 east of Hot Sulphur Springs ended without injuries Monday as a modest winter storm and driving winds made road conditions hazardous across the county.
At around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, local first responders were called to the scene of a crash involving three vehicles between mile marker 203 and 204 on Highway 40 not far east of Hot Sulphur Springs. According to local officials who worked to clear the crash, the incident was initiated after a single vehicle, identified as a Toyota 4Runner, slide off the side of Highway 40 shortly before the crash occurred.
Initial reports from the scene indicate a Chevy pickup truck hauling a trailer with multiple snowmobiles pulled over in an effort to help the 4-Runner out of the ditch. A Waste Management truck traveling down the highway then hit the Chevy pickup.
First responders working the scene confirmed no injuries were reported from the crash and no hospital transports were required. The highway was closed in both directions briefly after the accident occurred but by 9:30 a.m. the east bound lane was opened and traffic was being signaled through the area.
Multiple local agencies responded to the crash including Hot Sulphur Springs-Parshall Fire, Grand County EMS, Grand County Sheriff's Office and the Colorado State Patrol.