Accident closes Highway 85 on Sunday
Highway 85 was much of Sunday after a morning rollover crash involving a flammable petroleum fuel being spilled on the road.
While en route to the Oil Patch from Denver, Paul Gorham told authorities a short rain shower came through the area at the time of the crash, causing the roadway to become temporarily icy. Gorham, who was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Dickinson, was not cited.
Northbound and southbound lanes were closed to traffic for several hours after the crash. The highway reopened at 5:30 p.m., according to the release.