Truck Driver And Passenger Confirmed Dead In Semi vs. Train Crash

UPDATE: April 4 (11:30 a.m.) – Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has now confirmed a truck driver and a passenger died after the semi they were in was struck by a train on Wednesday near U.S. 85 in Weld County.

Trooper Gary Cutler with CSP said a preliminary investigation revealed the semi, driven by 53-year-old Carlos Garcia of Denver, failed to stop at a stop sign and was attempting to make a right turn when the rig was struck by a Union Pacific train.

Investigators said it appears the train pushed the semi about half a mile south before the truck burst into flames.

Coronado Christopher, 33, of Commerce City, was a passenger and also perished.


(Original Report)

Weld County, Colorado – Two people are confirmed dead after a collision Wednesday morning involving a semi-trailer and a train near U.S. 85 and Weld County Road 38.

Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said the crash occurred at approximately 8:19 a.m. just south of Gilcrest.

Trooper Gary Cutler, spokesman for the CSP, said investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.


Trooper Cutler said he could not yet confirm if the victims were inside the semi-truck at the time of the fatal collision.

The semi was hauling windows, according to authorities.

Transportation Nation Network will update this story as soon as we have new information.

(Image courtesy of Larry Bases)

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