Driver hospitalized in Denver after Friday collision with semi truck outside Hayden

Craig Press staff report

HAYDEN — A Hayden man is hospitalized on the Front Range following a Friday crash.

A two-vehicle collision took place shortly after 2 p.m., several miles east of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40.

According to Colorado State Patrol, a 67-year-old male driver of a westbound Ford pickup truck veered off the right side of the road and overcorrected when coming back onto the highway.

As a result, the pickup swerved into the path of oncoming traffic and was struck by a Kenworth semi truck, totaling the the smaller vehicle.

The driver of the larger truck, a 30-year-old male from Craig, was uninjured in the crash, while the pickup driver, from Hayden, was seriously injured and airlifted to Denver Health Medical Center.

State Patrol declined to immediately release the identities of the drivers, as the investigation continues.

The Craig Press will have more on this story as it develops.

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