Updated: Major car wreck on Highway 40 near Kremmling causes fire, fatality | SkyHiNews.com

Updated: Major car wreck on Highway 40 near Kremmling causes fire, fatality

A tractor-trailer burst into flames and started a small grassfire when it was involved in a fatal crash with an SUV on Wednesday about five miles outside of Kremmling by milepost 179. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.
Colorado State Patrol

Update at 9 p.m.: Both lanes of traffic on Highway 40 near Kremmling at milepost 179 are now open following this afternoon’s fatal crash.

Update at 7 p.m.: One lane has been opened on Highway 40 near Kremmling, with traffic alternating from the crash at milepost 179.

Update at 2:30 p.m.: The incident involved an SUV and a tractor-trailer. The driver of the SUV died at the scene. How the crash occurred or whether there were any other injuries involved is still unknown.

Emergency workers from around the county are responding this afternoon to a fatal crash on Highway 40 near Kremmling, according to Lt. Dan Mayer of the Grand County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident involved a SUV and a tractor-trailer, which burst into flames and started a small grassfire near the site, located about five miles outside of Kremmling by milepost 179. Fire crews from the Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs fire departments have already put out the grass fire, though the tractor-trailer is still burning, according to Mayer.

The Grand County Sheriff’s Department, Kremmling Police Department and Grand County EMS are also on scene. Highway 40 between Kremmling and Highway 134 is expected to be closed for the next three to four hours, according to Mayer.

This story will continue to be updated as more information is released.


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