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2 Hurt In Head-On Crash On Highway 7 In Adams County

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) -- Two people were hurt after a head-on crash on Highway 7 in Adams County early Tuesday morning. It happened at about 5:40 a.m. Highway 7 -- also called East 160th Avenue -- was shut down between Holly and Quebec streets for several hours.

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The Thornton Police Department said a jeep, a van and a pickup collided.

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One person was trapped in the wreckage of the van and Brighton Fire Rescue said it took crews 25 minutes to extricate that person.

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(credit: Brighton Fire Rescue)

Two people were rushed to the hospital. One person was in critical condition and the other has serious injuries, according to Thornton police.

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(credit: Brighton Fire Rescue)

At one point, firefighters could be seen standing in a circle in the middle of the crash scene.

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The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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