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Car, fuel truck collide on County Road 335

Suzy J. Puff, 56, of New Castle, was in critical condition at St. o Hospital in Denver after colliding with a 30,000-pound fuel truck on County Road 335 Tuesday morning.According to a report from the Colorado State Patrol, Puff was driving her 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier eastbound on the road when she struck a Chevrolet Kodiak truck owned by Western Petroleum Co. of Glenwood Springs, driven by Samuel W. Bryan, 59, of Rifle. A state patrol investigation showed that Puff’s Cavalier drifted into the westbound lanes of the road and struck the fuel truck.The truck was carrying 800 pounds of diesel fuel. About 25 pounds of fuel from the truck’s saddle tank spilled onto the road. No gas spilled from the main tank.County Road 335 was closed for about an hour after the accident.Bryan was not injured in the crash. Puff had to be extricated from her vehicle and was initially taken to Grand River Medical Center in Rifle. She was later flown to St. Anthony’s, where she was listed in critical condition.Charges are pending and could include failing to drive in a single lane and no proof of insurance. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash.State Patrol was assisted by the Garfield County Sheriff’s office, Burning Mountains Fire Protection District, Blaine Ward Towing and Valley Towing.


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