2 to hospital in Highway 174 crash near Colfax

By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Rain-slicked Highway 174 near Colfax was the scene of a single-vehicle crash today when a truck left the road and kept on going down an embankment, hitting a tree along the way. Two of the three people inside the truck were taken to the hospital, with one of two women involved walking to the ambulance and a man placed in back of the vehicle on a stretcher but conscious. Traffic was down to one lane near the crash scene along a winding portion of Highway 174, about a half-mile from the turnoff that descends into the Bear River canyon. The crash was reported at about 10 a.m.