Hwy. 131 reopened after fatal crash | SteamboatToday.com

Hwy. 131 reopened after fatal crash

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 6:25 p.m.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado Highway 131 reopened a little after 1 p.m. after a 34-year-old Arvada man died in a two-car collision near mile marker 39 south of Toponas on Monday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The head-on crash involved an SUV and a sedan. A 54-year-old woman, also from Arvada, was initially brought to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs, but was soon airlifted to UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

The call came in around 8 a.m. Monday, and the crash was still being investigated as of just after noon. The highway reopened around 1:20 p.m. after crews cleaned up the scene, according to the state patrol.

The collision was between the front drivers side of each vehicle. The women was wearing a seat belt, but it is unclear at this point if the man had his seat belt on. Driving under the influence is being considered a possible factor of the crash, according to state patrol.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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