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Vehicle crash near Meeker leaves one dead

One person is dead after a vehicle caught fire early 28 miles west of Meeker Saturday morning, according to a press release from Colorado State Patrol.

At around 4:32 a.m., Rio Blanco officials received a call about a brush fire near milepost 45 on Colorado Highway 64. A second call was received later and it was determined that a truck was on fire.

“The Rangely Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon doing so, the remains of one body were found in the cab of the vehicle,” according to the press release.



It was determined that a 1994 GMC red pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Colorado Highway 64 when it traveled off the left side of the roadway and down a steep embankment. The truck collided with an opposing embankment and subsequently caught fire, according to the release.

Identification of the driver is pending and the crash is still actively under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol Vehicular Crimes Unit.



The Craig Daily Press will update this story as more information becomes available.


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