On Monday night, January 14th, the driver of a pickup truck was killed after a crash and the pickup erupted in flames.
The pickup truck hit a cement truck at the intersection of Weld County Road 49 and Weld County Road 44 near Greeley. A police officer in the area tried to put out the flames with an extinguisher, however the pickup was burning too fast for him to get the driver out in time. The driver of the cement truck was taken to the hospital for chest pains.
The Colorado State Patrol is still trying to figure out who was at fault and if speed played a part in the fatal accident.
According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System and the Motor Carrier Management Information System, there were 4,732 large trucks involved in fatal crashes and 4,995 fatalities in crashes involving large trucks nationwide. In Colorado, there were 73 trucks involved in fatal crashes, with 67 fatalities.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Car and Motorcycle Accidents.