Glenwood Springs police investigating Traver Trail auto accident |

Glenwood Springs police investigating Traver Trail auto accident

John Gardner
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A single-vehicle accident in which a Ford Mustang drove off Traver Trail and plunged more than 180 feet down the mountainside was still being investigated by Glenwood Springs Police on Monday.

The accident occurred at 4:43 Saturday morning. According to Police Chief Terry Wilson, one adult male was injured and police are looking for others that may have been riding, or even driving the vehicle.

“We believe there were others in the vehicle that left the scene before we arrived,” Wilson said. “They were probably traveling well in excess of the speed limit, it was a pretty substantial crash.”

Wilson said the vehicle went off the road halfway up Traver Trail. According to Wilson, the vehicle is suspected to have been traveling toward Glenwood Springs when it went off the road and traveled 181 feet, where it crashed into an embankment. The speed limit on Traver Trail is around 20 or 25 mph, according to Wilson.

“Where the car went off was a very curvy section of a residential street with a severe grade,” Wilson said. “It’s definitely not one to be driving too fast on.”

The police have not issued any citations yet. The adult male that was injured was treated at the scene and released.

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

Post Independent, Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

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