Youth crashes truck on Hwy. 6 near Silt |

Youth crashes truck on Hwy. 6 near Silt

John Colson

SILT — The crash of a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 6 between here and New Castle, at about noon on Jan. 8, drew law enforcement officials from Silt, the Town of New Castle, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol, although there is little information available about the crash or its aftermath.

Sheriff Lou Vallario, contacted on Thursday, responded in an email that an inquiry “probably [was] referring to the kid who wrecked down the road from Coal Ridge [High School] near Davis Point, then ran from CSO and us.”

Vallario wrote that his deputies reported that the youth, believed to be 17, was listed as a runaway or missing juvenile from Centennial, located south of Denver.

The CSP handled the accident, said Vallario, and the sheriff was unsure what the state troopers did with the youth, beyond taking him to Grand River Hospital for a checkup “due to him not really talking to anyone and his behavior. We just helped run him down when he rabbited.”

State patrol officials were unavailable for comment on the accident, according to a receptionist at the Glenwood Springs administration office, due to the high volume of accidents and other demands on the troopers’ time caused by the recent storms.

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