Rockfall causes Glenwood Canyon wreck |

Rockfall causes Glenwood Canyon wreck

Post Independent Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado
A truck hit a rock in Glenwood Canyon Friday, shutting down Interstate 70 traffic for about an hour. (Courtesy Ryan Jennings)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A truck that hit a basketball-sized rock on westbound Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon shut down traffic for about an hour Friday afternoon. No seri­ous injuries were reported.

Colorado State Trooper Heath Roe said a Ford 150 pickup pulling an empty flat-bed trailer struck the rock at mile marker 125, at Hanging Lake, at about 3 p.m. The driver of the truck then lost control of the vehicle, which spun around and came to rest in the right-hand lane of the interstate.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, Roe said.

The passenger in the Ford truck was transported to Val­ley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs with minor injuries, Roe said. The driver did not suffer any injuries. Both individuals were wearing seat belts, Roe said.

The westbound lanes of the interstate were re-opened to traffic about one hour after the accident, Roe said.