Brakes lock-up apparent cause of rollover |

Brakes lock-up apparent cause of rollover

Jeremy Browning

A tanker truck rolled off Highway 13 about 20 miles north of Craig just after 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The driver, Craig resident Jesse Hill, was transported to the hospital with minor head injuries and released last night, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Gary Torgerson.

The truck, carrying 80,000 pounds of ash, was following a pilot car through a construction zone at about 25 mph when its right rear brakes apparently locked up. The truck was pulled to the right and hit the shoulder. Then “gravity took over,” Torgerson said.

According to Torgerson, the accident is still under investigation. No citations have been issued.

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the accident and secured the vehicle and checked for leaking diesel fuel, said Assistant Fire Chief Bill Johnston.

No fuel was leaking and the vehicle’s contents remained intact.

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