Steamboat woman injured in wreck identified

Longtime bank teller Michele Dunklin remains in intensive care


— Steamboat Springs resident Michele Dunklin, 47, has been identified as the woman who was critically injured in a U.S. Highway 40 head-on collision Wednesday near Hayden.

Dunklin was flown to Denver Health, where she remains in the intensive care unit.

Dunklin, a longtime bank teller at Vectra Bank, is the wife of Steve Dunklin, general sales manager at Cook Chevrolet, Jeep & Subaru. Steve Dunklin and their 14-year-old son, Zach, are at Denver Health.

“She is stable now,” said Michelle Diehl, a family friend. “No one will tell us she is totally out of the woods. Her body now has to kick in and do the rest of the healing.”

The family has been inundated with phone calls from concerned friends, so Diehl has set up a blog to let people know how her friend is doing. The address is

— To reach Matt Stensland, call 871-4247 or e-mail


cliffwood 6 years, 4 months ago

You are very much loved in Steamboat Michele, we are all praying for you. Stay strong, many hugs and kisses to you and your family


mavis 6 years, 4 months ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Michele... you are an amazing person, I am hopeful that your body will recover from this event.. you are very strong , loving and amazing..... stay strong and we love your compassion and strength!


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