Mechanical failure causes head-on crash on US 550

An accident involving a vehicle malfunction resulted in a head-on collision July 5 on U.S. Highway 550 between Ouray and Ridgway. Three people were taken to the hospital and two received serious injuries. Photo courtesy Jennifer Peterson/Ouray Police Department
A three-car accident on U.S. Highway 550 between Ridgway and Ouray that sent three people to the hospital on July 5 was triggered by a mechanical failure of one of the vehicles, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The accident occurred around 1 p.m. at mile marker 98 when a 1997 Jeep Cherokee, westbound on the highway, lost control due to a failure of its front wheel hubs, Trooper Josh Lewis…

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