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April 24, 2014
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Copper Mountain Fire responds to one-car crash on Highway 91

The Copper Mountain Fire Department responded Wednesday, April 23, to a report of a one-car crash on Colorado Highway 91 near milepost 13 in Summit County.

Copper 1 was the first to respond to the non-emergency traffic call, which was initiated at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Upon their arrival at the scene, firefighters found one car in a snowbank just a few feet from a grove of trees, according to a fire department news release.

The driver was sitting in a Climax Mine security truck complaining about a bruise, but declined medical attention from an ambulance. Firefighters radioed for Engine 1 to respond to perform patient care and check the stability of the driver’s vehicle.

Copper 1 assumed Highway 91 command and deployed north of the incident to conduct safety control operations. Command was turned over to Engine 1 upon its arrival.

Colorado State Patrol troopers also responded to the incident. Workers with the Colorado Department of Transportation followed to drop sand on the highway.


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The Summit Daily Updated Apr 24, 2014 09:46PM Published May 8, 2014 03:04PM Copyright 2014 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.