1 killed after water truck rear-ends car in Weld County

A semi collided with a small sedan in Weld County Tuesday, killing one. (Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office)

A semi collided with a small sedan in Weld County Tuesday, killing one. (Credit: Weld County Sheriff's Office)

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — One person was killed when a water truck rear-ended a small sedan in Weld County on Tuesday, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson said the two-vehicle accident was reported shortly before noon near the intersection of Highway 392 and County Road 57, which is near Gill about 18 miles northeast of Greeley.

Highway 392 was closed between county roads 55 and 59 while the authorities investigated the crash Tuesday afternoon. There was no timetable given for when the highway would reopen.

The car involved in the accident was a green Honda Civic. A sheriff’s spokesperson said three individuals were in the vehicle at the time of the crash, and one victim was pronounced dead at the scene. At least one more was treated for injuries at the scene and released.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, but a sheriff’s office said drugs and alcohol were not believed to have played a role in the crash.

The sheriff’s office also could not confirm whether all parties involved in the crash were wearing seat belts as of early Tuesday afternoon.