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Law enforcement and emergency personnel prepare a stretcher for Silver Spur resident Betsy Whitmore, 34, after an accident Monday morning on U.S. Highway 40 at Routt County Road 42. Whitmore was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center with minor injuries.

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Accidents cause minor injuries

Two accidents, including one involving a train and a semitrailer, caused minor injuries this morning along U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs. At about 7:45 a.m., a westbound coal train struck the back of a semitrailer owned by excavation and drilling company D&D Enterprises, Inc. The second accident occurred at about 9 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 40 and Routt County Road 42, which leads to the Silver Spur subdivision just east of Heritage Park.

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