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At least one person has died and two others are in critical condition after a vehicle collision that closed U.S. Highway 40 between Empire and Winter Park Sunday afternoon.
Locals are asked to …
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Locals are asked to avoid the area and travelers should use alternate routes, as the closure will be extensive, Colorado State Patrol reported via Twitter.
According to CSP Corporal Ivan Alvarado, the crash is on the Clear Creek side of Berthoud Pass, near mile marker 249. Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision around 12:45 p.m. One person was confirmed dead at the scene, and at least two others
were transported to a Denver area hospital, he said.
The cause of the crash is under investigation, and Alvarado said he expects more information will be available soon.
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