• March 05, 2019

Second Fatal Crash in Weld County in 12 Hours Kills 1, Injures Another

Second Fatal Crash in Weld County in 12 Hours Kills 1Weld County (March 3, 2019) - Icy conditions may be to blame for a second crash in 12 hours on I-76 in Weld County. One man died and another is recovering in an area hospital. The crash took place on westbound I-76 near the line between Weld and Morgan counties.

Colorado State Patrol responded to a call at 9:24 am Sunday that a Dodge Ram 1500 had rolled, ejecting the driver. The man died at the scene and was later identified as a 33-year-old man from Texas. EMS took the 20-year-old passenger, also a man from Texas to Platte Valley Regional Medical Center in Brighton for treatment. The vehicle was driving westbound on I-76 just inside the Weld County line at mile marker 59.5, west of Wiggings.

Police did not say whether the men were wearing seatbelts or if drugs or alcohol were a factor. The area was also impacted by a winter storm warning at the time of the crash.

Source: The Tribune

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