26-Year Old Man Causes Berthoud Chain-Reaction Crash
A 26-year old Longmont man was critically injured after causing a chain-reaction crash in Berthoud on the evening of May 23rd.
Larimer County Sheriff's deputies responded about 7:10 a.m. to reports of a crash in the 3600 block of U.S. Highway 56.
The accident occurred when a Mercedes sedan rear-ended a tan Dodge truck, causing the Mercedes to veer into the oncoming lane. The Mercedes then crashed head-on into a red Ram truck, causing the Ram truck to roll.
The Mercedes driver, a 26-year-old man from Longmont, was ejected from the car and transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
The driver of the red Ram truck, a 23-year-old Fort Collins man, was treated by emergency medical personnel and released at the scene.
The 50-year-old Berthoud male driver of the Dodge truck and his 20-year-old male passenger were also treated and released at the scene.
Berthoud Fire Protection District, Thompson Valley EMS and CDOT also responded to the crash.
U.S. 56 west of Interstate 25 was closed for over five hours Friday night while officials investigated the crash.
Investigators believe speed was a factor and are still working to determine if alcohol or drugs were involved, according to the sheriff's office.
If you witnessed the crash and have not yet spoken with investigators, you can call Corp. Steve Wicker at 970-498-5532.
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