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Hayden man injured in Friday crash identified, remains in critical condition

Matt Stensland/Steamboat Today

A Routt County Sheriff's officer investigates the scene of a two-car crash just west of Hayden Friday afternoon. The utility tuck in the foreground collided with the semi-tractor trailer down the road near mile marker 112. The driver of the utility truck was take to Steamboat by ambulance with serious injuries. The highway was closed in both directions and traffic routed onto Routt County Road 51A.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Colorado State Patrol on Sunday released the name of the Hayden man seriously hurt in a head-on crash Friday.

According to Denver Health Medical Center, 67-year-old Edwin Zaledzieski remained in critical condition Tuesday.

His employer, Axis Steel, declined to comment any further about his condition, deferring to family members, who couldn’t be reached Tuesday.

The crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. Friday near mile marker 109 on U.S. Highway 40 about two miles east of Hayden.
The roads were dry at the time of the crash.

According to the State Patrol, Zaledzieski was driving west in a Ford pickup when he veered off the right side of the road and overcorrected when coming back onto U.S. 40.

The pickup swerved into the path of oncoming traffic and was struck by a Kenworth semi truck driven by 30-year-old Craig resident Anthony Jenkins.

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Jenkins was not injured in the crash.

The front end of the pickup was destroyed, and Zaledzieski was airlifted to Denver Health.

U.S. 40 was closed while Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies and troopers investigated the crash.

CSP is continuing the investigation.

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