3:13 pm - Saturday December 17, 5672

Driver seriously injured after colliding with snow plow on Highway 93

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash that
seriously injured a Westminster man early this morning.  At 3:23 a.m.,
a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling southbound on Highway 93,
near Highway 128, when it lost control and entered the northbound
lane.  The Chevrolet collided head-on with a northbound CDOT snow
plow.

The Chevrolet’s driver, 48-year-old Arthur Griffin, sustained serious
but non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash.  He was
transported to a local hospital for treatment.  He was wearing his
seatbelt at the time of the crash.  Griffin was cited for careless
driving.

The CDOT plow driver was not injured during the crash.  He was not
actively plowing at the time of the crash.

Alcohol and drug use are not suspected as contributing factors in the
crash at this time.  Excessive speed for the roadway conditions is
considered a contributing factor.

The roadway was closed for approximately one hour following the crash.

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