Craig woman charged in accident

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A Craig woman has been charged in the Feb. 12 accident, which hospitalized her and two other local residents.

Nicole Clark, 33, faces a charge of careless driving causing injury after her 1992 GMC Safari van drifted into the path of a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder driven by Walter and Elizabeth Hunter south of Craig on State Highway 13.

Clark, who was northbound on the highway at 6:45 a.m. near mile marker 69, sideswiped the Hunters' southbound vehicle at about 65 mph, according to the Colorado

State Patrol.

Neither car was equipped with airbags, while Clark and Elizabeth Hunter were wearing seatbelts, Trooper Brad Keadle said.

Clark underwent several surgeries for a fractured arm at The Memorial Hospital and was released Saturday. Both Hunters suffered spinal cord injuries, while Elizabeth Hunter, 71, was still recovering Tuesday at TMH from other accident-related injuries.

Walter Hunter, 73, was released Monday.

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

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