Caution urged following spate of wrecks

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Two killed, two couples hospitalized around region in past week

First responders help the victims of a rollover accident at the bottom of a ravine below Corkscrew Pass on Saturday. Randy and Michele Schlitter of Hays, Kansas, rolled at least 20 times down a cliff in their utility task vehicle, according to eyewitness Bert Bergland. Randy has been released from the hospital. Michele was expected to be released Wednesday. Photo courtesy Bert Bergland
  Four separate accidents on area mountain roads and trails that have killed two people in the past week have first responders asking those who enjoy driving in the mountains to be cautious. One of the fatal accidents, which was reported Sunday morning, involved a 2003 Dodge pickup that drove off U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass near mile marker 81, which is close to the Idarado Mine lookout…

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