Steamboat briefs for Dec. 31 |

Steamboat briefs for Dec. 31

Accident near Iron Horse injures several people

Three vehicles were involved in a pileup accident about 6 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 40 near the Iron Horse Inn, just south of downtown Steamboat Springs, sending several individuals to the Yampa Valley Medical Center with unknown injuries. Sgt. Dale Coyner, of the Steamboat Springs Police Department, said the injuries did not appear to be life threatening. Updated reports were not available Tuesday evening.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue workers pulled several people from cars. The accident occurred in the westbound lane of U.S. 40 when three cars were involved in a chain-reaction-type accident. A sedan in the middle of two larger cars sustained the most damage. Traffic was reduced to one westbound lane during the evening rush hour, congesting traffic back into downtown Steamboat Springs.

Crime Stoppers ask for incident information

During the early morning hours of Dec. 27, a rifle was shot at a house in the Elk View Estates area on Routt County Road 129. If you have information about this, or any other crimes, call Routt County Crime Stoppers at 870-NAB’M (870-6226). This line does not have caller ID. You will remain anonymous and can earn as much as $1,000 for your information. Routt County Crime Stoppers also offers a cash award for information leading to the arrest of fugitives.

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