Car burns after colliding with septic truck |

Car burns after colliding with septic truck

Aspen Times Staff
Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times

A car burst into flames after colliding with a septic truck Thursday on Brush Creek Road in Snowmass Village. No one was hurt.

Gillian Hearn of Aspen was driving a Subaru toward Snowmass when it apparently began to fishtail. It struck a B&R Septic and Drain Service truck Todd Manzanares of Carbondale was driving in the opposite direction. The Subaru then went off the road and began burning.

The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. next to the Snowmass golf course. Traffic was forced to detour around the crash site, using Sinclair and Meadow roads, until nearly 4 p.m.

The drivers were the only occupants of the vehicles, and they were not injured, according to Clay Owen, a Snowmass police officer. Hearn had ski equipment in the back of her vehicle that was damaged in the blaze, he said.She will receive a citation, Owen said.

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