Vehicle Crash Sends One to Hospital – Closes Westbound Highway 50 on Orchard Mesa
A two vehicle accident on Highway 50 at Linden Avenue Friday evening (July31) left one person injured and closed the westbound lanes of the highway.
The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. when a pickup and a box style semi truck collided. The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. There were no reports of other injuries in the accident.
The crash occurred in front of the Orchard Mesa Domino's Pizza restaurant. Motorists traveling westbound on Highway 50 were detoured north on 27 Road to Unaweep while police and fire crews investigated the crash scene and cleaned up the debris.
News Channel 5 reported the pickup was driving north through the intersection of Linden Avenue at Highway 50 when it was struck broadside by the large truck.
Grand Junction Police have not released any other details of the crash pending completion of their investigation.