Steamboat briefs: Wreck kills 1 on US 40 near Hayden |

Steamboat briefs: Wreck kills 1 on US 40 near Hayden

Pilot & Today staff

— A two-vehicle wreck resulted in a death Saturday evening, Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said.

The wreck occurred after 6 p.m. on U.S. Highway 40 between Milner and Hayden; Elliott did not have the exact time. A Nissan SUV was heading east on U.S. 40 near mile marker 117, leaving Mount Harris Canyon, when it spun out of control, Elliott said. The SUV started to fishtail, entered the westbound lane and was hit broadside by a Dodge Ram pickup, he said.

One person injured in the wreck was hospitalized and later died, Elliott said.

Initial police scanner communications indicated that three people were hurt in the wreck. Elliott said he had no information about other injuries. No more information was available at 10 p.m. Saturday about the person who died.

The wreck was the most serious of a spate of car wrecks Saturday afternoon and evening amid snowfall and icy roads.

Sgt. Seth Merrick of the Routt County Sheriff's Office said he'd responded to several. Merrick said the wrecks started at about 3:30 p.m.

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"There's a lot," he said. "It's just kind of that perfect condition where the roads stayed a little bit slushy and as it started to freeze, people started sliding off the road."

He said that several occurred near mile marker 142 on U.S. 40, on Rabbit Ears Pass, but that most resulted in no injuries and little property damage.

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One Steamboat Place will show free screenings of the Winter Olympic Games on a giant screen daily through Feb. 28 in the One Steamboat Place Plaza adjoining Gondola Square.

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The Culture Club of Steamboat Springs High School and the Macedonian Mission for Humanity host an international dinner at 6 p.m. March 5 at the high school. There will be ethnic foods, international entertainment and a silent auction. Money raised will be used to ship a container of medical supplies to children's hospitals in Macedonia.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Advance purchase available at All That Jazz, Ciao Gelato, Mister Money and the high school. For more information, call Vesna Palmer at 970-819-5172 or Sue Leonard at 870-870-1518.