Two People Killed in a Collision Between a Truck and Train Near Greeley, Colorado
Weld County, Colorado - According to reporting from Fox 31 Denver, two men were killed in a tragic accident after a semi-truck collided with a train. The wreck occurred on the morning of Wednesday, April 4th, in a rural part of Weld County approximately 20 minutes south of Greeley.
Carlos Garcia, 53, of Denver and Christopher Coronado, 33, of Commerce City were identified by law enforcement as the victims of the crash. The Colorado State Patrol told reporters that Mr. Garcia was driving the truck and that Mr. Coronado was his passenger.
Based on preliminary information, officers believe that the truck did not make a complete stop at a stop sign while it was attempting to make a right turn onto Highway 85. The truck was then struck by an oncoming Union Pacific train.
The resulting crash was devastating; the commercial truck was pushed nearly a mile by the train, before eventually catching fire. The roadway was closed for several hours following the collision.
The train’s engineer was not injured in the accident. Law enforcement is still conducting a more extensive investigation of the crash. All eyewitnesses and any other individuals who possess relevant information regarding this accident are encouraged to contact the Colorado State Patrol.
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