Ski shuttle crash injures at least nine
Vail CO, Colorado
GEORGETOWN”A ski shuttle ran into the back of a parked snowplow on a closed stretch of Interstate 70 on Sunday morning, resulting in injuries to at least nine people, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
State Trooper Ryan Boone told KUSA-TV the highway had been closed while crews cleaned up a gasoline spill and the snowplow was parked in the area to make sure traffic diverted off the highway.
Boone said all the other traffic was getting off the highway but the Colorado Mountain Express shuttle kept on going and hit the snowplow at about 60 miles an hour.
The shuttle driver’s eight passengers were hurt; two were airlifted to local hospitals. The snowplow driver also was hurt.
The shuttle’s driver was taken to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center where he was treated and released, said Jay Ufer, CEO of Colorado Mountain Express. The van was headed to Denver International Airport from Vail, he said.
“We’re going to investigate this fully, and appropriate personnel actions will be taken,” he said.
Colorado Mountain Express is based in Edwards.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.