On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at about 5:35 PM, troopers were dispatched to a multiple car crash on Colorado Highway 40 near milepost 221 in Grand County, Colorado. This location is about 7 miles east of the Granby, Colorado.
A 2000 Ford F-350 driven by Brian Linquata, a 46 year old male from Fraser, was traveling eastbound on Highway 40 near milepost 221. Traffic was slowing ahead. The 2000 Ford F-350 collided with a 2012 Ford F-150 driven by John Kesner, a 42 year old male from Littleton that was in front of the 2000 F-350.
The 2000 Ford F350 then veered left and went into the westbound lane and went head on with a 1996 Plymouth Voyager driven by a 55 year old male from Granby. The 1996 Plymouth Voyager was then struck by a 2006 Dodge pickup, driven by Kyle Wehmeyer, a 36 year old male from Fraser. The 2006 Dodge pickup was following the 1996 Plymouth Voyager.
The driver of the 1996 Plymouth Voyager was pronounced dead at the scene. The three other drivers did not sustain injury.
Agencies assisting at the scene included the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, East Grand Fire, Grand County EMS, Grand County Coroner’s Office, and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
This crash is currently under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.
With the summer travel season upon us, the State Patrol would like to remind all drivers to remain focused on the road, buckle up, and never drive while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol.