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Head-on crash reported on Colorado Highway 172 near Durango-La Plata County Airport

Flight For Life helicopter dispatched to scene

Emergency workers responded to what was being described as a head-on crash Friday evening on Colorado Highway 172 northwest of Durango-La Plata County Airport.

The crash was reported after 5 p.m. near mile marker 21. The road was closed in both directions.

Mercy Hospital’s Flight For Life helicopter was dispatched to the scene, according to FlightAware, a website that tracks aircraft movements around the world.

According to early scanner reports, the crash was a head-on involving a Kia Spectra and a white vehicle. The scanner chatter reported a fatality and several people with injuries. Children were also reportedly in one of the vehicles.

The State Patrol confirmed it was a head-on crash near the airport. Capt. John Trentini asked drivers to avoid the area and take alternative routes to get around the closure.

No further information was immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back with www.durangoherald.com for updates.

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