Crash kills two |

Crash kills two

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— U.S. Highway 40 near Dinosaur is currently closed because of a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday night.

Craig Fire/Rescue Capt. Dennis Jones confirmed two people were killed in a crash between a semi truck and truck pulling a camper.

The semi was carrying compressed carbon dioxide, which in its compressed form is a liquid, but when released turns into a gas.

Moffat County Hazmat was called out to the scene at 8:44 p.m., near mile marker 11, to help contain issues with carbon dioxide. It was relieved by a Hazmat crew at about 11 p.m.

“It was a pretty horrific accident,” Jones said. “Everything was on fire.”

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