Steamboat briefs: Woman injured in car accident brought back to Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: Woman injured in car accident brought back to Steamboat

— Michele Dunklin has returned to Steamboat Springs and is continuing her recovery at Doak Walker Care Center after spending more than a month at Denver Health medical center.

"She is so, so thrilled to be back in Steamboat," family friend Michelle Diehl said. "She must have said that three times today."

Dunklin was driven by ambulance from Denver to Steamboat on Monday and arrived at 1:30 p.m. Doctors warned that the trip would be traumatic to her body so only a few visitors have been able to see her during her first 48 hours in Steamboat.

Dunklin's wounds are healing, and she can do many things on her own, including getting around in a wheelchair, bathing and eating.

Dunklin was driving back to Steamboat after shopping in Craig on Dec. 8 when she tried to pass a semitrailer on U.S. Highway 40 outside Hayden and hit a pickup head-on.

A fund has been set up at Vectra Bank to help offset some of the expenses the family has incurred. More information about Dunklin's recovery is at

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