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U.S. Highway 550 incident

STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald A teenage boy jumped from a moving vehicle on U.S. Highway 550 during a family dispute on Wednesday afternoon, sustaining injuries to his head, and was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center, said Sgt. Jeff Blevans of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Blevans said the incident occurred around 5 p.m. near the 30000 block of U.S. Highway 550, north of Trimble Lane. Blevans said he did not know the extent of the boy’s injuries, but said he was conscious before being transported to the hospital. The boy’s father watches as first responders with the Durango Fire & Rescue Authority tend to his son.

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