James Woods survives icy Glenwood Canyon wreck

Posted at 7:45 PM, Dec 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-15 21:45:12-05

Actor James Woods says God and his Jeep saved him from a near-catastrophic pileup in Colorado.

The 68-year-old actor and six other drivers wrecked in the Glenwood Canyon portion of I-70 on Monday.

Woods recounted the crash, which nearly sent him over a cliff, in more than a dozen tweets.

He wrote another man was driving 75 mph on icy roads and spun out. According to Woods, he hit a wall trying to avoid the other vehicle, and spun in the opposite direction going 60 mph.

“Huge drop 100 feet into river below, but the guardrail held. I managed to pull out and slide down out of oncoming traffic,” he tweeted.

According to Post Independent, CDOT confirmed a multiple-vehicle wreck happened near the Hanging Lake exit.

Woods adds he did not hit another vehicle but did hit the wall hard. No one died but some of the people involved were hurt. Woods said he suffered a concussion, and apologized for “rambling.”

“I was in my 4WD Jeep Grand Cherokee. That Jeep saved my life. An old tank.”

The Academy Award nominee repeatedly praised the emergency responders, tow truck driver and people in Glenwood Springs for coming to his aid. He thanked each EMT by name and shared his tow truck driver’s phone number, saying he’s the best in town.

“I can’t say enough about the lovely people of Glenwood Springs, CO and nearby who were so kind.”

Woods tweeted Tuesday, as the storm rolled through eastern Colorado, that he was "on the road again."

Woods has been nominated for two Oscars for Salvador and Ghosts of Mississippi, and has won Emmy Awards and Golden Globes.