Glenwood Springs, CO Pickup Truck And Bus Collision, Dec 1975


Glenwood Springs, Colo. (AP) -- One man was killed and 10 bus passengers injured Tuesday when a bus, a pickup truck and a four-wheel drive vehicle collided east of here on Colorado 82.
The State Patrol said a Gray Line bus en route from Aspen to Glenwood collided head-on with a pickup truck after it left its lane to avoid hitting a four-wheel drive vehicle which had turned onto the road. The bus, the Patrol said, collided first with the four-wheel drive vehicle and then was involved in the head-on crash with the pickup.
The victim was identified as DAVID ARTHUR STRAIN, 26, of New Castle, the driver of the pickup.
The 10 bus passengers injured included seven who were treated and released. The others were listed in satisfactory to good condition at Valley View Hospital here.
The driver of the four-wheel vehicle and the bus driver were uninjured. The driver was the only occupant of the pickup.
The crash occurred about 9:30 a.m. The pickup caught fire in the mishap.
A spokesman for Valley View Hospital identified the injured as JULE NELSON, of Aspen, listed in good condition; HAROLD COOMBS, 28, of Eljibel and JUSTINE RODREQUEZ, 69, of Denver, both listed in satisfactory condition.
Treated and released from the hospital were DEAN HUBBARD, 16, of Englewood; DAVID LUCAS, 12, of Colorado Springs; DENISE LUCAS, 18, of Colorado Springs; JERRY PICHLER, 17, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; KENT BOWMAN, 15, of Aspen; JOSEPH CARRIERO, 26, of Jackson Heights, N.Y.; and JANICE MORRIS, 22, of Basalt.
The Colorado State Patrol said STRAIN'S death was the 590th on the state's highways this year, compared with 611 at the same time in 1974.

Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1975-12-31