Ideas. Stories. Community.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Dove Creek Man Killed In Collision on Highway 491

Dennis Skley
Creative Commons

A 62-year-old Dove Creek man was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash involving  a truck driven by an Arizona man on Highway 491 about one mile west of Dove Creek.

According to the Colorado State Patrol’s report, Stan Daves was headed east toward Dove Creek at about 1:30 on his tractor, towing a seeding implement, when the Ford F150 coming up behind him struck the machine on its left rear corner. The impact caused the tractor to roll, pinning Daves beneath it. He was dead upon being extricated. The truck’s driver, 68-year-old Justin Daye of Lupton, Arizona, was not injured. The State Patrol says the crash, which shut down Highway 491 for several hours, is still under investigation but drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor.

Gail Binkly is a career journalist who has worked for the Colorado Springs Gazette and Cortez Journal. She is currently a freelance writer as well as the editor of the Four Corners Free Press, based in Cortez.
Related Content