PARK COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4) – Highway 285 reopened Wednesday afternoon between Ridge Lane and 7 County Road after a fatal accident near Fairplay. The Colorado State Patrol responded to the scene just before 11:30 a.m.
Soldiers say a semi-trailer crashed into a Toyota 4Runner near mile post 184. The driver of the 4Runner, a 73-year-old man from Avon, was killed in the accident, according to the CSP.
Investigators did not comment on the circumstances of the crash, but said the driver of the 4Runner was at fault. The driver of the semitrailer was not injured in the crash, and no other passengers were involved.
There is currently no estimate of when Highway 285 will reopen.