Two people died in a rollover crash Friday afternoon in the Big Thompson Canyon, and one lane of U.S. 34 was closed between Loveland and Estes Park for several hours.
The highway had fully reopened by 6 p.m.
According to Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Capt. Mark Lyons, firefighters were sent to the crash at 1:46 p.m. Lyons said a vehicle rolled over and hit a power pole along U.S. 34 near the fire department’s Station 8 in Drake.
Lyons said there were three people in the car. Two died, and the third was transported to a hospital.
The Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted at 2:32 p.m. that U.S. 34 was closed between Moodie Street and County Road 22H just east of Drake.
Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Blake White said that as of 2:50 p.m., one lane of U.S. 34 was open. He said he expects crews to be on scene for several hours.
The Department of Transportation tweeted at 6:01 p.m. that U.S. 34 between Moodie Street and County Road 22H was open, as well as the road east of Drake, following the cleanup of the crash.