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1 dead, 2 hurt in crash on Colorado's Berthoud Pass

One person died in a crash on Berthoud Pass (U.S. Highway 40) along the Clear Creek County portion of the highway on Friday afternoon. 

According to Colorado State Patrol, it was a head-on crash that caused the closure. One person was killed, and two people were rushed to the hospital with injuries. Both directions were closed between Winter Park and Empire for around 5 hours before returning to normal traffic around 8:30 p.m.

Berthoud Pass CDOT

What happened leading up to the crash is being investigated. On the Colorado Department of Transportation camera, snow was falling in the area, and the roads were wet. 

The identity of the victim who died and the two taken for hospital treatment were unknown on Friday night. 

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