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Four hurt in crash

Aspen Times Staff Report

An Arizona man injured in a two-car collision at Highway 82 and Smith Way last Thursday remained at Aspen Valley Hospital Sunday, where he was reported in stable condition.

In all, the collision sent four people to the hospital and blocked one downvalley lane of traffic for about two hours.

Donald Campbell, 63, of Scottsdale, Ariz. was driving a van on Smith Way when he pulled out onto the highway to cross the downvalley lanes and was struck by a Jeep driven by Michael Litchko, 45, of Basalt. The crash occurred at 8:35 p.m., according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Campbell suffered fractured ribs and remains in the hospital. His wife, Vel Campbell, 58, was also admitted, but has since been released. Steven Ferguson, 32, of Phoenix, Ariz. was also a passenger in the van. He was not injured, according to the State Patrol.

The Jeep struck the van in the front quarter panel and then struck the guardrail. Litchko and his passenger, Daron French, 31, of Basalt, were both taken to AVH with minor injuries. They were treated and released.

All of the occupants of both vehicles were wearing seat belts, according to the Patrol.


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