At approximately 5:14 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, officers of the Delta Police Department responded to Maverik Convenience, 101 Highway 92, for a multiple vehicle crash in the parking lot. Investigation revealed five vehicles were involved, three people were injured and three vehicles had to be towed from the scene. Augustus Alan Sandels, 20, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged failure to yield right of way from a stop sign.
It is alleged that a white Chevy Tahoe was attempting to cross Highway 92 from Meeker Street into Maverik. A silver Jeep traveling west on Highway 92 in the righthand lane swerved to avoid hitting the Tahoe and hit the curb, then travelled forward into two vehicles sitting at the fuel pump. One of those vehicles hit a female who was standing outside the vehicle. The other vehicle at the pump was pushed into another vehicle. The Jeep and the two vehicles it collided with were towed from the scene. Two people were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital by Delta County Ambulance District. One person was treated on scene and released. The driver of the Tahoe was cited.
The Delta Police Department thanks all of the first responders who were involved for their professional expertise in this incident. Bystanders also offered assistance.
The Delta Police Department wishes to thank all of the Maverik customers who were displaced during the investigation for their patience and understanding.