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2 pickups go off US 6 in Clear Creek Canyon in same area, less than two hours apart

The highway was closed after the first crash while Golden Fire rescued the driver. The second crash did not prompt a road closure.

GOLDEN, Colo. — U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon was closed in both directions Saturday afternoon after a pickup truck rolled off the highway, only to have another crash at nearly the same location less than two hours later.

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said the first crash happened just before 3 p.m. and involved a Ford F-150 pickup.

Golden Fire Rescue tweeted that U.S. 6 was closed from Golden to Highway 119 while crews rescued the driver, who was transported to a trauma center. CSP said the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Credit: Golden Fire

The road was back open less than an hour later, but the fire department would soon be called to the same spot. CSP said there was another crash, also involving a Ford F-150, about three-tenths of a mile away at around 4:45 p.m.

Credit: Golden Fire

No one was seriously hurt in that crash, according to CSP, and U.S. 6 did not have to be shut down.

Alcohol and drugs are not suspected to have been involved in either incident. CSP said the crashes are believed to be a total coincidence.

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