Fatal Accident Closes I-70 EB From Horizon to Clifton
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - According Colorado State Patrol, one lane of eastbound Interstate 70 is closed following an accident involving a semi-truck and passenger vehicle.
CSP was dispatched to the scene of the crash located near milemarkers 37-38, just west of the Clifton exit, around 8:10 a.m.
Colorado State Patrol officers tell NewsChannel Five, they believe an animal may have been in the roadway, which prompted the driver of the semi-truck to brake.
Officers believe the driver of a red Pathfinder did not react in time and crashed into the back of the semi's trailer.
The driver of the red Pathfinder, Paul Guillory, 75, was pronounced dead on scene. According to the Mesa County Coroner's Office, Guillory died of blunt force injuries.
Speed or alcohol is not being considered as a factor in this crash.