MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A fire truck and a semi truck were involved in a crash on Interstate 76 in Morgan County early Wednesday morning.
The semi and the fire truck from the Southeast Weld Fire Department collided on eastbound I-76 near Wiggins a little before 4 a.m., according to Rob Madden with the Colorado State Patrol. Wiggins is about 65 miles northeast of Denver on I-76.READ MORE: Coloradans Kim Dobson And Ashley Brasovan Take Top Spots In Mount Washington Road Race
One person has serious injuries but is expected to survive, Madden said. He couldn’t confirm whether the injured person had been in the semi or the fire truck, but the Southeast Weld Fire Protection District said the crew that was on their engine is “doing well.”READ MORE: Preventing Theft: Denver Police Etching VIN On Catalytic Converters
The fire truck had significant damage to the front passenger side.
“We would like to remind everyone to please give emergency vehicles space when they are responding with lights and sirens. This is not just for your safety but for ours as well,” fire officials said.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Landspout Tornadoes Hit Colorado Plains
Both vehicles were cleared from the highway by about 8:15 a.m. and the eastbound lanes reopened.