Wreck on US 40 near Granby stalls traffic Monday
A violent two-vehicle non-injury wreck on US Highway 40 sent local first responders scrambling Monday afternoon Oct. 25.
The wreck stalled traffic on the highway near Granby for a short period of time as authorities investigated the accident. First responders worked to clear debris and wreckage from the roadway that was strewn across the highway near the turn off to Thompson Road and the entrance to City Market. The collision occurred sometime around 1:45 p.m. Monday afternoon when a light grey Audi SUV struck a large pickup truck hauling a fifth-wheel trailer.
The wreck caused officials to close off one lane of US 40 at the intersection of US 40 and Thompson Road for a short duration Monday afternoon. Traffic resumed a short while later after wreckage was cleared and a tow truck removed the grey SUV from the highway.
The Audi SUV was traveling westbound on US 40 at the time of the accident while the truck and trailer were traveling eastbound on US 40. According to officials from the Granby Police Department (GPD) the accident was the result of the grey Audi turning onto Thompson Road and striking the passing truck and trailer.
Only two individuals were involved in the crash Monday afternoon, the drivers of both the Audi and the pickup truck. Neither vehicle was carrying passengers. Grand County EMS responded to the scene but did not transport either of the involved parties for advanced medical care. The names of the drivers of the vehicles are not being released at this time pending results of an investigation.
Sergeant Jim Kraker with the GPD said there is no suspicion of alcohol or drugs as contributing factors in the collision. Authorities are looking into the possibility that speed was a contributing factor.
“The investigation is pending,” he said.
Multiple local agencies responded to the wreck including the GPD, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Fire Protection District and Grand County EMS.
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