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Local woman OK after wreck on 82

John Colson

Longtime local Joanie Klar was injured in a two-car accident on Highway 82 Wednesday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Trooper Cody Abernathy said Klar ran the stop sign at the intersection of the highway and Juniper Hill Road, near the Cozy Point Ranch. She was hit broadside by a Dodge pickup truck heading east on the highway.

The Dodge, driven by John Bauhan of Basalt, hit the rear section of Klar’s car, causing it to spin out of control and skid into the guardrail along the median strip. It then rolled over the guardrail and down an embankment, the trooper said.

Klar’s Ford pickup landed on its wheels, with Klar lying on the floor in front of the passenger’s seat, Abernathy said. She was taken by ambulance to Aspen Valley Hospital and treated for cuts to her head.

Bauhan was not injured, Abernathy said. He said Bauhan’s truck was not totaled in the accident, but that Klar’s Ranger seemed to have been damaged beyond repair.

According to a spokeswoman at Aspen Valley Hospital, Klar, 54, was admitted at shortly after noon and released about two hours later. She was issued a ticket for disregarding the stop sign, Abernathy said.


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