Fort Sumner man dies in two-vehicle accident

CNJ staff

A 40-year-old Fort Sumner man died Friday in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 60/84 near St. Vrain.

Joseph Garcia was killed when the Ford F-150 he was driving crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a tractor trailer, a preliminary investigation shows.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Andrew William Ferrill of Melrose, was not injured, according to state police.

According to the crash narrative, Garcia was traveling westbound when he crossed over into the eastbound lane.

Ferrill, who was traveling eastbound in his tractor trailer, took evasive action and traveled into the inner lane of the highway

At that point Garcia’s truck collided with the rear section of the trailer.

Family members could not be reached immediately for comment.