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Clear Creek Canyon Road reopens after for fiery crash, 4 hospitalized

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Posted at 5:32 AM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 08:06:07-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Clear Creek Canyon Road has reopened from Golden through Highway 119 after it closed overnight due to a fiery crash that sent four people to the hospital.

Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol said they received a call about the crash around 10:15 p.m. Monday. The crash was reported around milemarker 262, west of Tunnel 3.

When authorities arrived, they found a 2005 Jeep Liberty and a 2015 Subaru involved in a crash. Based on a CSP investigation, the Jeep driver was traveling westbound and crossed over the center line, colliding head-on with the Subaru. The front of the Subaru then erupted in flames.

Four people were transported to the hospital: The 58-year-old female driver of the Jeep had moderate injuries, her two passengers — a 58-year-old female and 43-year-old male — both had serious injuries, and the driver of the Subaru, a 32-year-old man, had moderate injuries.

Clear Creek County Road was closed from Golden through Highway 119, nearly to Central City Parkway, until 6 a.m. Tuesday for emergency road repairs.