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One person killed in Red Mountain crash

By Ann Butler Herald staff writer

One person has been confirmed killed in an accident that occurred on Red Mountain Pass on Thursday evening.

“The vehicle went off the road and down a steep embankment,” said Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State Patrol. “I can confirm a fatality, but I don’t have any of the details yet.”

The vehicle was a 2013 Volkswagen registered in Oregon. Because it is from out of state, it may take longer to get information, he said.

The State Patrol received the call just before 7 p.m. Lewis said troopers had closed one lane of traffic by 7:30 p.m. while working the accident.

“Traffic is still moving,” he said at 8:30 p.m., “but it’s still one lane alternating.”

abutler@durangoherald.com

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