Highway 13 wreck sends one to hospital | PostIndependent.com

Highway 13 wreck sends one to hospital

One of the drivers was sent to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries

UPDATE: Raptor the dog has since been found alive and well, has been reunited with his family, according to the Rifle Police Department.

Northbound Colorado Highway 13 in Rifle near West 30th Street in Rifle was closed to traffic late Tuesday morning as Colorado State Patrol and Rifle Police Department crews worked clean-up from an injury crash.

Rifle Police Chief Tommy Klein said the crash involved a tractor trailer and a Jeep just north of the 30th Street intersection. He said the driver of the Jeep was sent to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Klein also said there was a boxer dog in the Jeep named Raptor at the time of the crash that police were looking for, and later found.

Police are still investigating the accident. Klein said the Jeep needed to be pulled out of the ditch off the highway. Northbound traffic began flowing again by 11:30 a.m.

According to Klein, the Jeep slid across the roadway into the ditch approximately 200 feet off the road.

Southbound traffic was not impacted.


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