UPDATED: Steamboat man dies, 2 others injured after 2-car wreck behind Old Town Hot Springs
Update: 10 a.m. Friday
One of the three individuals transported to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center on Thursday following the two-car crash has since died as a result of his injuries, according to officials.
Routt County Coroner Robert Ryg identified the man as 26-year-old Noah Licknovsky of Steamboat Springs. Licknovsky, the driver of the Subaru, was found unconscious at the scene. Licknovsky’s passenger, a 28-year-old male, was ejected from the vehicle, according to Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Rich Brown. The man has not been identified but was treated for serious injuries.
Brown said neither man was wearing a seatbelt, and, consistent with evidence at the scene, it is believed alcohol, drugs and speed were factors in the crash.
The incident remains under investigation by Colorado State Patrol and Steamboat police.
Original story 5:30 p.m. Thursday
At least three people were hospitalized after a two-car crash Thursday on Fish Creek Falls Road near Third Street in Steamboat Springs.
Shortly before 5 p.m., authorities were requested to the scene of a collision reported on Fish Creek Falls Road, behind Old Town Hot Springs, in which one individual had been ejected and others were injured.
A 26-year-old male was transported in unconscious condition to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, in addition to a 66-year-old female who complained of pain, according to scanner traffic. A third individual who was injured was able to speak with first responders and then taken to the Steamboat hospital.
A dog traveling in one of the vehicles was reported as having died in the crash, according to officials.
A Subaru traveling west on Fish Creek Falls Road toward Third Street lost control and struck a Toyota pickup, according to Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Rich Brown.
This story will be updated as more information is released.
To reach Bryce Martin, call 970-871-4206 or email bmartin@SteamboatPilot.com.
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