Construction truck driver dies in crash at Gross Reservoir – Greeley Tribune

The driver of a truck carrying 7,000 pounds of rock and stone died in an accident at a construction site on the Great Reservoir. Public access to the reservoir was blocked.

Rescue workers recovered the driver’s body from the water on Saturday. The nighttime accident happened when the dump truck went off a road and rolled into the reservoir.

Responders, including the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, began searching the reservoir for the driver’s body early Saturday, State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler said. The body was recovered in the afternoon.

The recovery effort involved the use of sonar, and the massive dump truck was found at a depth of 43 feet, according to the sheriff’s office. Divers reached the truck’s submerged cabin and recovered the body.

All activities in the area, including water recreation, camping, hiking and picnicking, have been halted by the incident. Officials urged the public to avoid the area until access reopens.

Construction to expand the Boulder County reservoir began in March. An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

https://www.greeleytribune.com/2022/06/19/gross-reservoir-driver-construction-truck-dies/ Construction truck driver dies in crash at Gross Reservoir – Greeley Tribune

James Brien

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