Two-car accident north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13 |

Two-car accident north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13

Craig Press Staff
Emergency personnel attend to a wrecked Toyota Venza near milepost 92 of Colorado Highway 13 north of Craig Wednesday afternoon.
Andy Bockelman

This story was corrected from its original version at 1:45 p.m. Thursday.

Loose truck tires contributed to a two-car accident Wednesday afternoon north of Craig.

Emergency responders were called to the scene near milepost 92 along Colorado Highway 13 at about 3 p.m. following an accident between a pair of vehicles.

According to details from Colorado State Patrol representatives, a northbound Dodge pickup truck lost its driver’s side wheels while on the roadway. The loose wheels collided with a southbound Toyota Venza out of Wyoming.

The Venza received significant front-end damage in the incident, with multiple airbags deployed.

A female passenger in the vehicle was examined by Memorial Regional Health Emergency Medical Services with no major injuries determined to her or the driver. The driver and the passenger of the truck were not deemed injured either.

Tires came loose from a Dodge pickup, contributing to a Wednesday crash north of Craig.
Andy Bockelman

CSP said the truck’s tire loss appeared to have been due to loose lug nuts, but the cause is not yet completely clear.

Members of Craig Fire/Rescue sweep up glass and other debris along Colorado Highway 13.
Andy Bockelman

Highway traffic was briefly reduced to one lane at a time, overseen by Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, to allow cleanup of glass and other debris by Craig Fire/Rescue.

Traffic briefly stacks up on Colorado Highway 13 during cleanup of a Wednesday accident
Andy Bockelman

CSP declined to release the names of parties involved, with the incident under investigation.

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