Three in crash are OK |

Three in crash are OK

Three individuals injured in a head-on crash Monday night on Highway 82 near El Jebel were all treated and released from Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.

A 17-year-old male from Carbondale was kept at the hospital overnight for observation and released Tuesday morning, according to a Valley View spokeswoman. The two other men, Troy Remus, 45, of New Castle, and Jack Davis, 54, of Rifle, were treated Monday evening and released, the spokeswoman said.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, a Honda Accord driven by the 17-year-old was headed upvalley when he drove onto the median, struck a sign post and continued into heavy traffic in the downvalley lanes. Several vehicles avoided the Honda, but a pickup truck driven by Remus collided with the car.

The teen driver was wearing his seat belt, while Remus and passenger Davis were not, according to the patrol.

“In this case, the use of a seat belt prevented severe injuries of [the teen],” according to the patrol’s statement.

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