8 injured in crash on Highway 34 in Loveland

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LOVELAND, Colo. — Four adults and four children were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 34 on Friday afternoon, the Loveland Police Department said.

The crash happened just before 2:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Highway 34 east of Larimer Parkway, police said.

Eight patients went to the hospital. Two children were later airlifted to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora and a third went to Children’s in a ground ambulance. The conditions of the injured people were not released.

Police said a recreational vehicle driven by 27-year-old Richard Lake of Evansville, Indiana, was heading east on Highway 34 when it turned left in front of an oncoming car driven by 58-year-old Lenda Lundquist of Loveland.

No alcohol or drug impairment is suspected as contributors to the crash. No charges have been filed.

Because of the severity of the crash, westbound Highway 34 was closed from County Road 3 for several hours. It reopened around 5:45 p.m.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.