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Highway 83 reopens after head-on crash near Castlewood Canyon

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Jul 30, 2021

DENVER – A head-on crash involving two vehicles shut down both directions of Highway 83 south of Castlewood Canyon State Park Friday afternoon in Douglas County.

The crash happened just after 3 p.m. Both directions of the highway were shut down near Russellville Road while Colorado State Patrol and other agencies investigated. The road reopened around 6 p.m., according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

According to Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Blake White, one person was transported to a hospital and another was being extricated from one of the vehicles as of 3:45 p.m.

White did not have information on how many people were involved in the crash or their statuses, but video from the scene showed severe damage to both vehicles involved, including a fire involving one of them.

This is a developing news story and will be updated.