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Northwest Colorado woman killed in Interstate 70 Christmas Eve crash

DENVER — Alcohol or marijuana are believed to have played a factor in a Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 70 near Genesee that left two people dead, including a 38-year-old Clark woman, Colorado State Patrol spokesman Gary Cutler said.

The second fatality was a 62-year-old Frederick woman, who is suspected of being impaired.

At about 8:24 p.m. Monday, State Patrol received word of the two-car crash near mile marker 254 and the exit for U.S. Highway 40. The Frederick woman was driving eastbound when she lost control of the vehicle, veered across the median and crashed with a westbound vehicle, which was being driven by the Clark woman, Cutler said.

Both drivers were killed, and a 6-year-old girl, a passenger in the westbound vehicle, was transported to Children’s Hospital in Aurora in critical condition, Cutler said.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the family.

The road was closed in both directions for several hours after the crash.

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