14 Vehicle Crash on Icy Road, Minor Injuries
KREX News Room
PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. On Oct. 5 at around 7:45 a.m. Colorado State Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle crash. It included 13 passenger cars and a school bus belonging to the Meeker School District. The accident happened eastbound on Highway 82 at milepost 29 near Snowmass.
Three drivers were transported to Aspen Valley Hospital and later released with minor injuries. The passengers on the school bus were not injured.
The eastbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for about three hours for investigation and recovery of vehicles. All parties involved were properly restrained with safety belts.
Officials say the roadway was icy at the time of the crash.
The Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, Pitkin County Sheriff's Office and Basalt Fire Department responded to the scene. A RFTA bus was used on scene to keep those involved in the crash warm and safe while the scene was cleared.
The Colorado State Patrol reminds all motorists that Winter is fast approaching and to slow down during inclement weather and buckle up.