A semi truck driver was hospitalized following an early morning crash that happened on Sunday at the top of Wolf Creek Pass in Colorado.
South Fork Fire Rescue responded to a crash on Highway 160 near the Wolf Creek Ski Area at 3:23 a.m. on October 9.
The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) reports that the 43 year old Florida-based truck driver missed a curve and veered off the highway into the side of the mountain, traveling 88 feet before coming to a stop.
The truck driver wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and was ejected.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Firefighters found the truck driver “trapped under the tractor portion as well as part of the load that had been ejected from the trailer.”
South Fork Fire Rescue were able to place struts to stabilize the trailer and then extricated the truck driver. He was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
Local outlet KKTV reported that alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.
The crash is under investigation by CSP.