Eight people - four children and four adults - were taken to local hospitals after an accident on Highway 34 in Loveland Friday afternoon, authorities say.
The crash, which happened on Highway 34 and Thompson Parkway around 2:30 p.m., was blocking traffic in the area for several hours, Loveland Fire Rescue says. An RV and a car were involved in the wreck that shut down the westbound lanes of Highway 34.
Police say the RV, driven by Richard Lake, 27 of Evansville, Indiana, turned in front of the car, driven by 58-year-old Lenda Lundquist of Loveland, headed in the opposite direction, on Highway 34.
Two children were airlifted to Children's Hospital and one was taken by ambulance, the Loveland Police Department says. At this time, the investigation is ongoing but authorities did say no alcohol or drug impairment was suspected in the wreck.
Bad crash on H-34 just west of I-25. WB 34 detoured at CR 3 north to Crossroads, Loveland PD working crash— CSP Larimer (@CSP_Larimer) July 7, 2017
The westbound lanes of Highway 34 were shut down for three hours as police investigated and crews cleaned up the wreck.
Westbound traffic was diverted onto County Road 3 to Crossroads Boulevard - southbound travel on C.R. 3 was closed between Crossroads and Highway 34.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Officer Andres Salazar at the Loveland Police Department at 970-667-2151.