Two minors transported to hospital in three-car crash on 82 westbound near Aspen Glen |

Two minors transported to hospital in three-car crash on 82 westbound near Aspen Glen

Three vehicles were involved in a collision on Colorado Highway 82 on Thursday, Sept. 23. Two minors were taken to a local hospital. Jake Marine / Post Independent

Two minors, including a 17-year-old girl, were sent to the hospital following a three-car collision on westbound Colorado Highway 82 around 8 a.m. Thursday morning.

Photos from the scene show a pickup truck and sedan spun 180 degrees off the right shoulder and an SUV with a smashed front.

Westbound 82 was closed for a short period, with traffic diverted to the frontage road. One lane was opened by 8:35 a.m. with tow trucks on scene in the most recent available information. No timetable was given for full opening.

The 17-year-old was the driver of the vehicle believed to be at fault, Colorado State Patrol Public Information Officer Gary Cutler said.

Information about the other transported minor was not yet available.

The cause of the wreck is still under investigation and citations have not yet been issued.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User