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Highway 36 Reopens Southeast Of Estes Park After Deadly Accident

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Copter4 flew over a deadly accident on Highway 36 southeast of Estes Park Friday afternoon (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over a deadly accident on Highway 36 southeast of Estes Park Friday afternoon (credit: CBS)

ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4)- A deadly crash closed Highway 36 southeast of Estes Park for several hours Friday afernoon and evening. The highway reopened at about 8 p.m. Friday.

Colorado State Trooper Lewis said a 1994 Honda sedan and an orange-colored Jeep collided at about 2:15 p.m. Friday on the highway in the Pinewood Springs area southeast of Estes Park.

One person, the driver of the Honda, was killed and four others hurt. The Jeep went off the road and down a hillside.

A passenger in the Honda was rushed to Longmont United Hospital and the driver of the Jeep was rushed to Estes Medical Center.

Two separate motorcycles crashed near the accident. Both motorcyclists were rushed to Longmont United Hospital.

Highway 36 was closed from Lyons to Big Elk Meadows Road in both directions for about six hours. Drivers were urged to take Highway 7 as an alternate route during the accident investigation and cleanup.

State troopers continued to investigate the crash.

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