Lindholm cited in accident on Hwy. 131 |

Lindholm cited in accident on Hwy. 131

Scott N. Miller
Robert Baron/Special to the Daily Eagle firefighter Richard Loonam gets assistance from a Gypsum firefighter while battling a burning dump truck. The truck caught fire after it had been hit by a pick up truck driven by Magnus Lindholm. The accident happened on Highway 131, eight miles north of Wolcott.

No one was injured, but a local man’s dump truck was destroyed by fire in a June 22 accident north of Wolcott.

The dump truck, which belonged to Eagle resident Bill Carey, was destroyed after being struck by a pickup driven by local developer Magnus Lindholm, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Matthew Velasquez said.

Velasquez said Lindholm was driving on Highway 131 about eight miles north of Wolcott when his southbound pickup truck drifted into the northbound lane. While in the wrong lane, Lindholm’s truck hit Carey’s truck a glancing blow on the driver’s side. The impact ruptured the truck’s fuel tank, causing the vehicle to catch fire and burn. The truck was completely destroyed in the accident.

Lindholm was cited for careless driving, Velasquez said.Units from the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Gypsum Fire Department, and Bond-McCoy Vounteer Fire Department responded to fight the blaze, which closed Highway 131 in both directions for much of the afternoon.

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