Steamboat briefs for July 11 | SteamboatToday.com

Steamboat briefs for July 11

Man injured in accident

A 58-year-old Steamboat Springs man suffered broken bones and lacerations Monday morning in an accident involving two trucks on Routt County Road 33.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Melissa Remner said Merlyn “Jack” Horner was driving west on C.R. 33 at about 6:40 a.m. when his vehicle was hit by a red truck that had lost control while rounding a curve. Horner apparently had pulled off the side of the road in an attempt to avoid the oncoming truck.

The driver of the other truck, 20-year-old Lymon Ketron of Tennessee, was cited for careless driving resulting in injury and not having proof of insurance, Remner said. She said Ketron was traveling faster than the posted 40 mph speed limit when the accident occurred.

Ketron was not injured. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Horner was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center, where he was listed in fair condition Tuesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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