No citation for driver in Hwy. 82 tanker spill
September 4, 2009
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A man driving a truck hauling a small tanker filled with muddy water, which rolled and spilled its contents all over Highway 82 Wednesday, was not issued a citation by Colorado State Patrol.
According to Sgt. Rich Armstrong, the driver of the vehicle, Carlos Cisneros, 20, of Grand Junction, was not ticketed because the two vehicles involved in the accident belonged to Apeiron Utility Construction, for whom Cisneros worked.
Armstrong said the accident occurred about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday around mile marker 9, near Carbondale. Apparently, Cisneros was following two other trucks from Apeiron. The first truck pulled over, onto the shoulder of the highway. When the second truck slowed down to pull over behind the first truck, Cisneros rear-ended that truck.
The collision caused the trailer Cisneros’ truck was hauling to enter a broadside skid, eventually rolling the trailer and spilling its contents onto the highway.
Subsequently, highway traffic was restricted to one lane for about three hours, Armstrong said. No injuries were reported, and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.