Fatal wreck temporarily closes State Highway 13 north of Rifle | PostIndependent.com

Fatal wreck temporarily closes State Highway 13 north of Rifle

Two people died in a head-on collision north of Rifle on Monday afternoon.

According to Trooper Josh Lewis, Colorado State Patrol received a call of a wreck on Highway 13 eight miles north of 1-70 outside of Rifle Monday at 4:17 p.m.

Responding agencies included CSP and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

Once on the scene, CSP reported the collision involved a late model Pickup and SUV. The 58-year-old male driver of the pickup was flown to St. Mary’s in Junction via CareFLIGHT of the Rockies.

CSP reported two fatalities at the scene; no other information or identification of the deceased was available Monday evening.

Lewis said the Highway was closed for a little over three hours Monday evening.

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