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Two die in crash on Highway 66 near County Road 17, highway reopens

Posted: 7:07 AM, Dec 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-04 13:03:40-05
Double fatal crash on Highway 66_Dec 4 2019

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Colorado Highway 66 reopened late Wednesday morning at County Road 17 near Mead several hours after a deadly crashed closed it in both directions.

Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol said two vehicles — a 2008 Jeep and a 2014 Ford pickup — crashed on the highway around 6:10 a.m. Both drivers died in the crash.

The driver of the truck was a 40-year-old man, Lewis said. He didn't have information on the driver of the Jeep.

We're working to learn more. Stay with Denver7 for updates.