One killed, two injured in three-vehicle crash

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By Deborah Swearingen

One person died while two others were transported with injuries on Aug. 7 after a fatal car accident on U.S. 285 near Richmond Hill that closed both sides of the highway.

Bernard Bell, 70, of Cortez died at the scene as the result of his injuries. Another person was uninjured.

According to Trooper Gary Cutler with the Colorado State Patrol, a call about the three-vehicle crash came in at 5:06 p.m. The accident involved three Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks.

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