Cyclist seriously injured in crash north of Wolcott
EAGLE COUNTY — A 72-year-old Steamboat Springs man was seriously injured Friday morning when his bicycle collided head-on with a pickup truck. The cyclist, whose identity is being held pending notification of his family, was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center and then airlifted to Denver.
The crash happened at approximately 11:40 a.m. on Friday on U.S. Highway 131, about eight miles north of Wolcott. A 2008 Toyota Tundra driven by 39-year-old Travis Kirby, of McCoy, was traveling northbound and the cyclist was traveling southbound when they collided in the road. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and no citations have been issued at this time.
Highway 131 was closed in both directions for about one hour during the investigation. The road was reopened just after 12:30 p.m.
The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, the Eagle County Ambulance District and the Division of Wildlife responded to the scene with the State Patrol.