Highway 139 cleanup continues, interminent lane closures expected today

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Colorado highway 139 is back open this morning following a crash and chemical spill that left one man dead yesterday.
The highway was closed from about 9 a.m. Monday to 11 p.m. last night.
The driver of a semi hauling coal died on scene after the truck he was driving collided with a pickup carrying around 15–hundred gallons of hydrochloric acid.
The pickup driver survived but the driver of the semi was unable to escape the wreckage.
Mike Page with the Grand Junction Fire Department says a contract company has been hired to continue cleanup this morning and there will be intermittent single lane closures.
The names of the two drivers have not been released.


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