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Two die in Lincoln County crash

Two people died Wednesday in Lincoln County after their car hydroplaned and collided with another vehicle, Lincoln County Sheriff Curt Folger said.

The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. on U.S. 27 at Hall's Gap, about 2 miles south of Stanford.

Folger said that a northbound Pontiac Grand Am hydroplaned on a puddle of water as it came down Hall's Gap Hill. The Grand Am collided with a southbound Toyota Tacoma.

The driver of the Pontiac, Wanda Nance, 29, was dead on arrival at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, the sheriff said. A passenger in the car, Greg Hager, 31, died at the scene. A puppy in the car also died. Nance had a Michigan driver's license, but she and Hager were thought to be living in the Highland area of Lincoln County, Folger said.

The driver of the Toyota, Linda Ruckel, whose age and address were unavailable, was treated at Fort Logan Hospital and released, the sheriff said.

Everyone involved in the accident was wearing a seat belt, he said.

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