Disasters and crashes

Three injured in rollover crash near Bayfield

U.S. Highway 160 was closed in both directions east of Durango for more than 1½ hours Thursday evening after a single-vehicle rollover near Lon’s Automotive. The highway reopened about 6:30 p.m.,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas truck driver cited for crashing on Highway 550 near Cascade

A 32-year-old Texas man was cited with careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 at the base of Coal Bank Pass on Thursday, causing his truck to catch fire. Colorado State Patrol Capt....

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Victims identified in fatal crash north of Durango

Two Durango-area residents were killed in a head-on crash Friday on U.S. Highway 550, about 5 miles north of town. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the crash was reported about 9:20...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple expected to survive 450-foot plunge off mountain road

An “incredible” rescue mission Sunday for a Montrose couple whose Jeep plunged 450 feet down a mountain road between Ouray and Telluride likely saved the lives of the couple, authorities said....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies driving off Red Mountain Pass

A 22-year-old Grand Junction man died Saturday night after driving off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the vehicle, a 2003 Dodge pickup, was...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover crash kills two, leaves Ignacio girls orphaned

An Ignacio family crashed an SUV on Interstate 25 just north of Trinidad on Tuesday, killing the parents and leaving two girls orphaned, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Jessica and Leon...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vehicle rolls near U.S. Highway 550 and Trimble Lane

A single car rolled over Friday afternoon near U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane north of Durango, according to Colorado State Patrol. Initial reports indicated a person may have been pinned...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies after vehicle rolls off road outside Silverton

An 83-year-old New Mexico man died this weekend after his vehicle went off a mountainous road outside Silverton. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll identified the deceased man as Roland...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman loses foot in motorcycle crash

A passenger on a motorcycle lost her foot Saturday after the driver and someone in a dually truck crashed near Nature’s Oasis in south Durango, police said. A man driving a Dodge pickup northbound...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired Durango doctor, wife recovering from head-on crash east of Bayfield

Bayfield resident and well-known doctor Richard Grossman was reading The Durango Herald in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prius on his way to Pagosa Springs on Friday when he looked up to see an...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three seriously injured in head-on crash east of Bayfield

Three people suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. Mancos resident Jeromy Cooper, 46, was driving a 1986 white Ford F-250 pickup...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural disaster aid bill to help Forest Service recoup funds

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a comprehensive natural disaster aid package Monday evening that provides $19.1 billion for wildfire, hurricane, tornado, earthquake and flood relief. Among the...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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