Saturday crash that closed US highway 40 still being investigated |

Saturday crash that closed US highway 40 still being investigated

— A car crash Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 40 between Steamboat Springs and Hayden still is under investigation by the Colorado State Patrol this week.

Sgt. Scott Elliott said three crashes had occurred involving five cars about nine miles east of Hayden at the east entrance of Mount Harris Canyon.

The most serious was a head-on crash involving two cars driven by Hayden residents who were taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center. Elliott said Mona Kent was driving east when she lost control and went into the westbound lane and collided with a car driven by Delia MacDonald. MacDonald since has been released from the hospital.

Elliott said that Kent was transferred to another hospital and that troopers hoped to find out more about the crash once she was released.

Another crash occurred when a driver stopped to check on the people involved in the first crash and the driver's car was sideswiped. The driver was taken to YVMC and released soon after.

The third crash occurred when a driver lost control of his or her pickup and crashed into a guardrail.

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No one suffered injuries thought to be life threatening.

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