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Head-on crash briefly closes 1 lane of U.S. 40

Workers with Rocky Mountain Towing work to remove two vehicles that were involved in a head-on collision about 4:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 40, just west of its intersection with Shield Drive. According to Sgt. Rich Brown, with the Steamboat Springs Police Department, one person was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center with injuries that were thought to be minor. Crews had cleared the roadway by 5 p.m.
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— A head-on collision briefly closed the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 40 just inside Steamboat Springs city limits Friday afternoon.

The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. Friday west of U.S. 40’s intersection with Shield Drive.

According to Sgt. Rich Brown, with the Steamboat Springs Police Department, it appears a gray Pontiac Grand Prix was eastbound on U.S. 40 when it drifted across the center line and collided with a westbound maroon Mercury Grand Marquis.



Brown said one person was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center with injuries that were believed to be minor.

In addition to the Steamboat Springs Police Department, Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded to the crash.



The vehicles had been cleared and the roadway reopened by 5 p.m.

No further information was available at press time.

To reach Jim Patterson, call 970-871-4208, email jpatterson@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JimPatterson15


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