HUDSON -- Two people were injured after a three-car crash on I-76 Saturday night.
It happened around 9:30 on the eastbound side of the interstate at the Hudson turn-off. The injured patients -- Angela Lambach, 23, of Wisconsin and 37-year-old Juan Estrada, hometown unknown -- went to University Hospital in Aurora. The third driver involved, 58-year-old Robert Galvin, hometown unknown, was not hurt.
Colorado State trooper Nathan Reid said the car in which Lambach was riding, a Honda Civic, was heading eastbound on I-76 when the unidentified driver lost control on an icy road. It collided with a cable rail, continued to spin and stopped facing east in the left lane. Estrada's car rear-ended that car and traveled south after the collision. Reid said Galvin's car then rear-ended Estrada's vehicle.
The CSP does not suspect drugs or alcohol in this mishap. Southeast Weld County fire officials said the road was covered in black ice at the time. I-76 was closed so rescue crews could tend to the injured and treat the road. Platte Valley ambulance sent two ambulances to the scene.