Woman hurt in crash is from Steamboat, authorities say

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— The person taken to the hospital in critical condition Wednesday after a head-on crash near Hayden has been identified as a Steamboat Springs woman, but her name has not been released.

West Routt Fire Protection District firefighter Dal Leck said he could not provide the name of the woman because of privacy rules. He said the woman had been flown to a Denver hospital after crews took her to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

The woman was injured driving her Chevrolet Trailblazer when she passed a semitrailer and collided with a Ford F350 pickup about one mile west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40 at about 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said Thursday that he had heard the woman still was in critical condition but that he would not have more information until the trooper who investigated the crash returned to work Saturday.

Leck said the drivers of the semitrailer and pickup were examined at the crash scene and refused medical treatment. He said the injured woman, who was wearing her seat belt, had to be extricated from her vehicle.

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