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RV vs. Car: Fatal Accident on US Highway 36 in Colorado

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Friday evening was fatal for a man involved in a car accident on North Foothills Highway north of Boulder, Colorado. The unidentified man in his 60’s was pronounced dead on the scene after his Subaru Legacy collided with a motor home on US Highway 36 (milepost 31).

Scott Rochat, reporter for The Longmont Times-Call, describes what happened:

The Subaru had been heading south on the highway when it crossed into the lane of a northbound Windsor recreational vehicle towing a Jeep, according to Trooper Heather Cobler of the Colorado State Patrol. She said the RV tried to swerve onto the right shoulder but couldn’t avoid a collision.

The Subaru was dragged 134 feet, and, from the video below, looks like nothing more than a pile of crumpled metal now. The RV involved in the accident and the Jeep it was towing both ended up in a ditch off the side of the highway. According to a statement made by Officer Cobler, the RV’s driver and passenger were taken to Boulder Community Hospital. Their injuries were described as light to moderate.

Thanks to The Daily Camera (Via, we have a video statement from Officer Cobler on the details of the crash:

According to Officer Cobler, distracted driving, fatigue or illness may have played a role in the car accident.

Image by Duncan Allen  on Flickr, used under its Creative Commons license


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