Two-car accident north of Craig on Colorado Highway 13
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.
CSP said the truck’s tire loss appeared to have been due to loose lug nuts, but the cause is not yet completely clear.
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.
CSP declined to release the names of parties involved, with the incident under investigation.
After four years of hard work, members of Moffat County High School’s Class of 2019 are striving to keep going for greatness in the world, and the Bulldogs who took top honors during graduation aren’t just sitting on their laurels.