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Clark man hurt in accident

Head-on truck collision shuts highway for two hours

Melinda Dudley

A Clark man was injured Wednesday morning after a head-on collision with a dump truck on Routt County Road 129.

North Routt — An accident on Routt County Road 129 on Wednesday morning injured a Clark man and stopped traffic about five miles north of U.S. Highway 40 for about two hours. — An accident on Routt County Road 129 on Wednesday morning injured a Clark man and stopped traffic about five miles north of U.S. Highway 40 for about two hours.

— An accident on Routt County Road 129 on Wednesday morning injured a Clark man and stopped traffic about five miles north of U.S. Highway 40 for about two hours.

Jon Jeffrey Hawes, 49, of Clark, was in fair condition Wednesday night, recovering after surgery at Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Melissa Fowler said Hawes lost control of his Ford pickup while driving south around a curve on C.R. 129, near mile marker 5 1/2 north of Steamboat Springs.

Hawes crossed a double yellow line and collided head-on with a northbound dump truck driven by Wayne Edward Miles, 34, of Craig. Miles did not sustain any injuries in the crash, Fowler said.

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue arrived on the scene about 10:30 a.m. and freed Hawes from his vehicle. Hawes was conscious and communicating with rescue personnel at the scene and was transported by ambulance to Yampa Valley Medical Center for treatment.

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Responders at the scene were able to open one lane of C.R. 129 to traffic at about 11:45 a.m., and had the road cleared later that afternoon.

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