A driver of a Chevy Lumina collided head-on with a Ford Tempo on Friday, Nov. 16, at the intersection of Highway 34 and U.S. Highway 40.
The Lumina was eastbound on U.S. 40 turning north onto Highway 34 when it turned in front of the westbound Ford Tempo, according to a corporal with the Colorado State Patrol.
The driver and passenger of the Ford Tempo were seriously injured and airlifted to St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, and are now in stable condition, the trooper said. A child who also had been riding in the vehicle had been restrained properly and was not injured, the Colorado State Patrol spokesman said.
The driver of the Lumina suffered minor injuries. The Colorado State Patrol did not provide the names or ages of the individuals, but did say the Tempo was registered out of Grand County. No information was given about the other car's registration.
Both drivers and the passenger of the vehicles allegedly had been wearing seat belts.
Traffic was diverted around the intersection for longer than an hour while emergency personnel were on scene.