6 sent to hospital after crash on 82 | PostIndependent.com

6 sent to hospital after crash on 82

One woman was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction and five others were transported to Aspen Valley Hospital Sunday after two vehicles collided on Highway 82 near Brush Creek Road on Sunday.

The accident happened at 2:40 p.m. when the driver of a Dodge Grand Caravan that was headed upvalley hit a Ford Explorer that was turning from the downvalley lanes onto Brush Creek Road, a Colorado State Patrol news release said.

The Caravan, driven by Nellie Campbell, 54, of Dewey, Okla., skidded 152 feet before colliding with the front of the turning vehicle.

All occupants of both vehicles were taken to Aspen Valley Hospital.

Campbell was later airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She and two of the three occupants in her vehicle suffered serious injuries, the news release said.

The driver of the Explorer, Jose Antonio Romero-Barela, 39, of Aspen, along with his two passengers, suffered minor injuries.

The accident is still under investigation by the CSP. Speed may have been a factor, as well as a traffic light violation, the news release said.

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