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Coroner Releases ID of Man Killed in Basalt Crash

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By Keith Messamer

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Updated: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:24:34 MST

The Garfield County Coroner's Office has identified a Basalt man who was killed in a weekend head-on crash. Jose Castro-Lainez was driving east in the westbound lanes of Highway 82 near Basalt early Saturday morning, when his car hit an SUV driven by Chris Tipton, from Carbondale.

Castro-lainez was pronounced dead on the scene. Tipton suffered severe, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol believes alcohol might be a factor in the accident.

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