Police Make Troubling Discovery After Semi-Truck Goes For a Roll
Greeley, CO – A 27-year-old man who crashed a semi-truck in Greeley, CO this week was discovered to be driving the big rig without a valid U.S. driver’s license.
The Greeley Tribune reported the incident occurred on Wednesday, August 12 around 3 p.m.
Officers responded to a report of a rolled semi-truck, belonging to Evans, CO-based T & V Trucking LLC, at Weld County roads 64 3/4 and 23 1/2.
Upon arrival, police discovered the driver of the truck, 27-year-old Luis Chacon Quintana, uninjured.
It was determined Quintana had taken the curve too fast, which caused the truck to roll.
Police said he was hauling production water from oil and gas operations.
As a result of the accident, some of the load spilled into a ditch and a nearby field, which affected the roadway and private property nearby.
Further, police discovered he was operating the truck without a valid U.S. driver’s license.
Quintana was arrested for reckless driving and on suspicion of driving without a valid license.
He has since been released from jail on his own recognizance.
Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s SAFER Web indicates this was the company’s sole truck.
According to police, the truck was registered to Carmen Aleyda Vargas.
The Greeley Tribune reported Vargas was listed as the owner of T & V.
SAFER recorded no crashes from T & V in the past 24 months.