Two killed in unrelated weekend accidents

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Wet, snowy road conditions were likely factors in separate traffic accidents that killed two people this weekend, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Carrie Brown, 70, of Hamilton, was pronounced dead at The Memorial Hospital Friday after a two-car accident nine miles south of Craig on State Highway 13.

Brown's Toyota minivan, northbound on the highway and turning on a right curve at about 12:45 p.m., traveled into the southbound lane and collided head-on with a G.M.C. pickup truck, which was pulling a fifth-wheel trailer.

The truck's driver, 52-year-old Jimmy George of Craig, and a passenger, Pamela George, were treated and released for minor injuries at TMH.

A quick-moving storm had covered the highway with snow that afternoon and likely contributed to the accident, investigators said.

Similar road conditions existed in a rollover accident Saturday south of Maybell, which killed a Wyoming man.

Robert Marang, 37, of Superior, Wyo., was killed after his Chevrolet pickup skidded off Moffat County Road 57 at about 3 p.m.

Marang was northbound and on a curve to the right when the pickup rotated clockwise off the left side of the road.

The vehicle went down an embankment, rolled once before striking a delineator post and a fence, according to the State Patrol.

Marang was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said he was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at pshockley@craigdailypress.com

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