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A three-car accident involving a deer on Colorado Highway 82 Tuesday morning near Carbondale sent two people to the hospital. The accident occurred at 6:15 a.m. at milepost 14. Police restricted one eastbound lane for about two hours while the wreckage was removed. All three vehicles were headed eastbound in the right lane, according to Colorado State Patrol Captain Rich Duran. Jose Alvarado Lucero, 43, driving a Ford F-150 pickup, slowed to miss the deer when the driver of a Dodge Stratus rear-ended him. The pickup spun and rolled into the median. The Stratus veered into the left lane and was struck by a Ford Ranger pickup. The identity of the drivers of the Stratus and the Ranger are unknown because they left the scene before an officer could meet with them. Two people involved in the accident were taken to Valley View Hospital with minor injuries. State Patrol Captain Rich Duran said the identities of the two people taken to the hospital are unknown, adding that he was unsure which of the drivers received medical attention. All three drivers were wearing seat belts, and alcohol was not involved, according to a State Patrol press release. The agency is still investigating the crash.

A minor hazardous material spill temporarily closed North River Road in Glenwood Springs Tuesday. A flatbed truck stopped near the Sixth Street Shell Station in Glenwood Springs at about 11 a.m. when a bucket of aluminized roofing coating spilled onto the pavement in the intersection of North River Road and Laurel Street. About one half gallon of the material spilled, said Glenwood Fire Department Capt. Chad Harris. The fire department quickly cleaned the spill with an absorbent material. Harris said it was “not a big” hazardous material spill. He said Glenwood police were investigating the incident Tuesday. A Glenwood Police spokesman could not be reached for comment.

VAIL (AP) – Relatives of one of the two women who vanished on Alaska’s Mount Foraker last month plan to celebrate her life during a memorial service this weekend.Sue Nott, 36, of Vail and Karen McNeill, 37, of Canmore, Alberta, left base camp May 12 and two days later began climbing toward the south summit of the 17,400-foot peak.The search began June 1, but crews are now looking for bodies after determining the two likely ran out of the fuel they needed to melt snow into water, said Kris Fister, a spokeswoman for the Denali National Park and Preserve.The family had nothing but praise for the search crews.”Their professionalism, thoroughness and compassion have been exemplary, and the family is very grateful for all of their efforts on Sue and Karen’s behalf,” the Nott family said in a statement released Monday.The family said the public is welcome to attend Sunday’s ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail.


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