Semi-Truck Collision Causes Explosion in Greeley
A semi-truck caused an explosion in Greeley after it collided with a natural gas pipeline.
According to 9News, the incident occurred on Thursday (March 18) near Weld County Road 29 and Weld County Road 72, when a 40-year-old man drove the sandbox semi-truck into the pipeline.
The crash resulted in an explosion near a North Greeley home. Thankfully, there was nothing hazardous or explosive in the vehicle at the time.
A citizen took the driver to a nearby hospital. His condition is currently unknown, but no other people or property were affected by the accident.
The pipeline belonged to DCP Midstream, a Fortune 500 natural gas company based in Denver. A representative for the company told the station that the impacted pipeline valve has since been isolated.
Firefighters from Greeley, Eaton, Ault, and Windsor all played a part in handling the explosion. The Eaton Fire Department is currently investigating the incident.
No further information is available at this time.
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