Head-on collision briefly closes highway


Staff Writer

A two-car accident about 20 miles south of Pagosa Springs closed U.S. 84 for approximately an hour and a half on Friday, Aug. 9.

According to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Doug Wiersma, Cliffton Bashar, 62, of Albuquerque, N.M., was driving a 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo on U.S. 84 at approximately 4:20 p.m. when he fell asleep at the wheel around mile post 5, just north of Chromo.

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