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Crash Leaves Semi Trailer Hanging Off Bridge On Highway 71

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An image from the scene (credit: CSP Trooper Glen Brown)

An image from the scene (credit: CSP Trooper Glen Brown)

LINCOLN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Highway 71 had to be closed Monday morning after an accident involving a semi truck.

Police said the semi slammed into a guard rail when the driver was reaching for a water bottle on the floor of the truck.

The trailer was left hanging over the side of a bridge. The driver escaped injury.

The highway was shut down at Highway 71 and Lincoln County Road near Forder. It’s since be reopened.

The driver was cited for careless driving.

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