Longmont Woman Seriously Injured in Crash North of Boulder
A Longmont woman was seriously injured and a Denver man is facing charges after a two-vehicle crash Thursday north of Boulder.
The crash occurred on U.S. 36 near Longhorn Road just north of Boulder at 4:42 p.m. Thursday, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler.
Cutler said a Honda CR-V was headed westbound towards Lyons on U.S. 36 when it crossed the center yellow line and struck a Ford Edge heading east towards Boulder, causing both vehicles to go off the left side road.
The driver of the Ford, Beverly Hughs, 58, of Longmont, was transported to Boulder Community Health’s Foothills Hospital with serious injuries, while the driver of the Honda, Justin Etre, 26, of Denver, was not injured.
Cutler said there were no passengers in either vehicle, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Investigators believe alcohol may have played a factor in Etre crossing the center line, and Cutler said DUI charges are expected to be filed.
U.S. 36 was closed between Broadway and Neva Road on Thursday evening as troopers cleared the crash and analyzed the scene.
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