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Teen pedestrian hit by cars near Rifle

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. ” A 16-year-old pedestrian was struck by two cars while walking on Highway 6 near Rifle Thursday evening.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the incident occurred near mile marker 93 approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Rifle around 6:30 p.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates the teenager, whose name is being withheld at this time, was in the eastbound lane and walking with the flow of traffic when he was struck by an eastbound Nissan. He was thrown over the top of the car and came to rest in the eastbound lane.

He was then struck by a second eastbound vehicle and dragged roughly 80 feet. Both drivers, along with other passers-by, assisted until paramedics arrived.

The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to the Grand River Medical Center. He was then flown to Grand Junction. No other information has been released.

The eastbound lane surrounding the crash was closed for approximately two hours during the investigation.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing. The State Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Rifle Fire Department, the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Rifle Towing.

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