Fatal wreck closes Colorado Highway 13 near Rifle | CraigDailyPress.com

Fatal wreck closes Colorado Highway 13 near Rifle

Kyle Mills/Glenwood Post Independent

Two people died in a head-on collision north of Rifle on Monday afternoon.

According to Trooper Josh Lewis, Colorado State Patrol received a call of a wreck on Highway 13 eight miles north of 1-70 outside of Rifle Monday at 4:17 p.m.

Responding agencies included CSP and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Once on the scene, CSP reported the collision involved a late model pickup and SUV. The 58-year-old male driver of the pickup was flown to St. Mary’s in Junction via CareFLIGHT of the Rockies.

CSP reported two fatalities at the scene; no other information or identification of the deceased was available Monday evening.

Lewis said the highway was closed for a little over three hours Monday evening.