UPDATE: Highway 65 accident kills Collbran woman

The accident blocked traffic for a substantial distance in a narrow part of the canyon.
The accident blocked traffic for a substantial distance in a narrow part of the canyon.(Kacie Sinton)
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 3:42 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 4:49 PM MDT
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UPDATE: 4:45 p.m. Sept. 22 | GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - State troopers report that a 66-year-old Collbran woman was killed in Wednesday’s accident on Highway 65.

Authorities state that she crossed the center line of the highway while driving northbound when a tow truck carrying a pickup truck in the oncoming lane broadsided her car. She later died.

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This story is still developing, and more information will be shared when it becomes available.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - An accident on Highway 65 east of Grand Junction has forced officials to close part of the road, causing over a mile of traffic congestion.

This portion of the highway runs up to the Grand Mesa. Travelers are asked to take an alternate route.

Details from the accident have yet to be released but will be shared when they become available.