An 'inexperienced' driver shut down the main artery through Delta County during evening rush hour in the North Fork Valley Tuesday.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, a 17-year-old was headed down Old Highway 133 between Hotchkiss and Paonia when he didn't notice the car in front of him had stopped to make a turn.
He slammed into the back of the car.
The State Patrol had to shut down the highway, and there were no detours available to drivers, forcing traffic to back up for about an hour while the wreckage was removed.
No word on injuries.