One injured in head-on crash on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango

Two vehicles crashed Wednesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango, reducing the highway to alternating traffic in one lane for almost two hours, according to law enforcement. The...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities believe speed, brakes had roles in fatal crash

Investigators believe excessive speed led to a fatal crash that killed a 37-year-old Durango man earlier this week. Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler said Lance Luedtke was driving...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ice breaks off Red Mountain Pass, crushes and totals car

A Durango couple escaped serious injury while driving Sunday on U.S. Highway 550 over Red Mountain Pass when a large piece of ice broke off the mountainside, crushing and totaling their car....

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alcohol, speed suspected factors in fatal crash

Alcohol and speed are the likely factors that led to a crash that killed a 25-year-old Bayfield woman earlier this month, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Around midnight Jan. 4,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cyclist killed in California; no charges likely for driver

A Durango man was killed after being hit by a car while bicycling near San Diego, but it’s not likely the driver will face charges. California Highway Patrol spokesman Mark Latulippe said this week...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injuries reported in crash near Ignacio

Highway 151 was reopened Tuesday after a two-vehicle crash closed the road, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The vehicles crashed at 12:12 p.m. Tuesday between Tiffany and Allison, closing...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drivers hit cow on U.S. Highway 550

A driver and his passengers escaped injury after hitting a cow Saturday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of Aztec. According to New Mexico State Police, a 2008 GMC pickup, driven by a 76-year-old...

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

Car goes hundreds of feet off Wolf Creek Pass after driver falls asleep

The occupants of a car that went an estimated 300 to 400 feet off Wolf Creek Pass after the driver fell asleep are expected to survive – thanks to seat belts. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies after head-on crash on Highway 160

A 27-year-old Cortez man died Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 160 after hitting a semitrailer head-on. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said authorities were alerted to the crash around 7:30...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taxpayers will pay to remove truck crash debris north of Durango

Taxpayers will have to foot the bill to clean up the lingering mess of a crashed truck on U.S. Highway 550 near Cascade Creek after the Texas-based trucking company responsible for the incident...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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