Van, fuel truck collide at Denver airport; 11 people taken to hospital

Posted at 6:05 AM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 12:47:33-04

DENVER – Nearly a dozen people were taken to the hospital after a passenger van and a fuel truck collided at Denver International Airport late Tuesday.

Airport officials said the crash happened around 10 p.m. on a service road in the cargo area of airport property. The van was a UPS vehicle but it wasn’t clear if the people on board were employees.

Eleven people were transported to the hospital, according to Denver police, five of whom had serious injuries. Updates on their conditions weren’t available Wednesday morning.

Police said the driver of the fuel tanker would be cited for careless driving.

The crash was not affecting any air traffic at the airport.