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Semitrailer Versus School Bus Crash in Weld County Sends Both Drivers to Hospital

December 4, 2018

A St. Vrain Valley School District school bus blocks Weld County Road 13 after it was involved in a crash with a semi tractor trailer at the intersection of Colo. 66 on Tuesday. Multiple agencies responded including the Colorado State Patrol, Weld County Sheriff, Firestone Police Department, and Mountain View Fire Rescue.

The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash between a semitrailer and a St. Vrain Valley School District school bus Tuesday morning at State Highway 66 and County Road 13.

Two students were on the full-size bus at the time of the crash, around 7:30 a.m., according to Mountain View Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Mike Lee. They did not suffer injuries and were taken to school by a supervisor.

Both drivers in the crash were taken to the UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Lee said that at least the semitrailer driver had serious injuries.

Lee said the crash is still being investigated. He couldn’t say how it happened.

While the roads are not completely blocked, Lee recommends drivers avoid the area this morning.

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and Colorado State Patrol also assisted at the scene.

Madeline St. Amour: 303-684-5212, mstamour@prairiemountainmedia.com

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