GRAND JUNCTION, Colo – The Grand Junction Police Department is investigating a fatal crash that happened just west of Horizon Dr. At about 3:15 this afternoon, a man driving a white pickup was westbound on I70 coming around the curve at Horizon Dr. The driver, who was in the outside lane, went off the right side of the road, struck a light pole, and rolled the truck. The driver died at the scene. Firefighters used equipment to cut away parts of the vehicle that had pinned the passenger, who was partially ejected during the crash. That man was taken to the hospital with what appeared to be serious injuries.
The westbound on-ramp at I70 is closed, as is one lane of westbound I70 while investigators reconstruct the accident and clean up the debris.
The names of those involved in the crash are not being released until family members have been notified.