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Man dies in morning collision near Silverthorne

Robert Allen
summit daily news
Silverthorne, CO Colorado

SILVERTHORNE, Colorado – A 62-year-old man from Craig died Saturday morning in a collision on Colorado 9 north of Silverthorne, Colorado.

The man was driving a gold 2000 Chrysler minivan northbound when a white 2000 Ford F-350 flatbed truck traveling in the opposite direction crossed the double yellow line.

The Craig man, whose name has not been released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene from apparent blunt trauma, according to Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson.



The collision occurred at about 6:48 a.m. and caused authorities to close the highway until 11:11 a.m., according to Summit County dispatch.

Vincent Colmenero, 45, who was driving the Ford, was booked in Summit County Jail on charges including careless driving causing death and driving without a license, according to Sgt. John Hahn, spokesman for Colorado State Patrol.



Colmenero was first taken to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center for minor injuries.

Hahn said numerous addresses were shown for Colmenero, with the most recent one out of Utah.

The collision is reported to have occurred after Colmenero’s truck drifted off the right side of the road. He over-corrected and spun into the oncoming lane, where the Chrysler struck the truck’s left side, Hahn said.



The cause of the accident is under investigation. Preliminary findings indicate drugs, alchohol and the speed of the vehicles weren’t factors, he said.

It has not been confirmed whether either driver was wearing a seatbelt.

Robert Allen can be contacted at (970) 668-4628 or rallen@summitdaily.com.


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