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2 die in head-on crash in Boulder County

U.S. 287 reopened hours after the crash Saturday morning at Niwot Road.

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Two people died in a head-on crash on Saturday morning on U.S. 287 in Boulder County, according to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

The crash happened about 6:40 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 287 and Niwot Road, a CSP spokesman said. That's about four miles east of Niwot and about four miles south of Longmont.

The drivers of the two vehicles, which were a Chevy pickup and an Audi station wagon, both died at the scene. Neither vehicle had any passengers, CSP said.

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CSP said the driver of the pickup was a 68-year-old man. On Sunday, CSP said the other driver was a 19-year-old man.

The Audi was going north on U.S. 287 when it crossed the center line and hit the pickup, the CSP spokesman said, adding that they were investigating all possible factors that might have contributed to the crash.

U.S. 287 reopened just after noon between Niwot Road and Highway 52.

Credit: KUSA

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