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Emergency responders pour water on a hot spot in the wreckage of a tractor-trailer Thursday morning near Colowyo Mine. Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters arrived on the scene about 9:30 a.m. and found the vehicle engulfed in flames, Battalion Chief Dennis Jones said.

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Patrol: Speed possible factor in Thursday crash in Moffat County

Colorado State Patrol officials are investigating excessive speed as the possible cause of a rollover that killed a man Thursday near Colowyo Mine, Cpl. Robert Roberts said.

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Tractor-trailer rollover claims driver

A tractor-trailer rollover Thursday morning near Colowyo Mine left one man dead and sparked a wildland fire, officials from Craig Fire/Rescue and the Colorado State Patrol reported. The one-vehicle wreck was called in at 9:04 a.m. and took place at the intersection of Moffat County roads 51 and 32, according to a news release from Craig/Fire Rescue. The driver, an adult male, died on the scene, Trooper Heather Cobler, a State Patrol public information officer, wrote in an email. The name, age and residence of the driver could not be confirmed Thursday afternoon.


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