2 men reportedly OK after crash on U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat
Police still investigating circumstances of collision
May 16, 2011
Steamboat Springs — Two Routt County men were treated for injuries that weren't thought to be life threatening Monday evening at Yampa Valley Medical Center after two-car crash Monday afternoon at Walton Creek Road and U.S. Highway 40.
"I think they're both going to be OK and released later tonight," Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. Rich Brown said.
Police were called with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders to Walton Creek Road and U.S. 40 at about 3:15 p.m. Monday.
A Honda CR-V driven by a 22-year Steamboat man was turning left onto Walton Creek Road after heading eastbound on U.S. 40, Brown said. He said it was struck by a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by a 60-year-old South Routt man that rolled once before coming to rest on its tires.
Brown declined to provide names, citing the amount of medical information he provided.
The Steamboat man got a cut on his forehead that required stitches, Brown said. He said the South Routt man suffered an abrasion on his arm, likely from having it out of the window as it rolled.
Brown said the South Routt man told police he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
He said no citations were issued, but "we more than likely will." Brown said officers would return to the scene today to reconstruct the accident and take measurements and review witness statements before making a decision.
Brown also said police were waiting to see if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
"It's a possibility and it's something we're investigating," he said. "That's really all I'll say at this point. We're waiting on some test results."
Brown declined to comment further. He said police would wait for results of blood that was sent to Denver for testing.
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