FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: 11-14-2009 Time: 11:15 a.m.
On November 13, 2009 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a Colorado State Trooper was involved in a serious injury crash on Highway 6 and 20 Road in Mesa County. The trooper was investigating a previous crash on eastbound Highway 6. The trooper wearing a reflective vest was partially in the lane of traffic collecting evidence. The trooper was then stuck by a black 2004 GMC Sierra. Both the vehicle and trooper came to rest in the lanes of Highway 6.
The driver of the GMC has been identified as Tracy Conklin, age 47 of Grand Junction. Ms. Conklin sustained no injuries.
The Colorado State Trooper has been identified as Trooper Randy White. Trooper White a 24 year veteran of the state patrol was transported via ambulance to Saint Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction with serious non-life threatening injuries.