Truck crashes through construction south of Craig |

Truck crashes through construction south of Craig

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
A Peterbilt carrying asphalt crashed through the construction area south of Craig at the Yampa River Bridge on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured the accident, which is being investigated by Colorado State Patrol.
Patrick Kelly

A dump truck carrying asphalt crashed through a construction area on South Highway 13 near milepost 86 Thursday around 1 p.m.

According to a news release from Colorado State Patrol, the 1995 Peterbilt was the only vehicle involved in the accident and no one was injured.

The accident occurred approximately four miles south of Craig at the construction zone on the north side of the Yampa River Bridge.

“The Peterbilt collided with construction barrels, traveled onto the bridge, collided with the portable stop light apparatus, and came to final rest on the bridge, facing southbound, to the west of the jersey barriers in place on the bridge,” stated the state patrol news release.

The driver of the truck was Craig resident Ethan Omailia, 22.

Colorado State Patrol is continuing to investigate the accident.


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