US 40 reopens over Rabbit Ears Pass following fatal crash near Kremmling |

US 40 reopens over Rabbit Ears Pass following fatal crash near Kremmling

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — U.S. Highway 40 has reopened over Rabbit Ears Pass after a fatal crash and related wildfire about five miles west of Kremmling.

The crash involved a semitrailer and an SUV, the driver of which died at the scene, said Lt. Dan Mayer of the Grand County Sheriff’s Department. The semitrailer ignited and started a small grass fire near the crash site.

Fire crews from the Kremmling and Hot Sulphur Springs fire departments quickly extinguished the grass fire, but the tractor-trailer continued to burn, Mayer said. It is unknown how the crash occurred and whether there were any other injuries.

As of 5:50 p.m., one lane of U.S. 40 had reopened with alternating traffic.

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