Jefferson County hot air balloon crash sends three people to the hospital

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Three people have been injured after a hot air balloon crashed at Chatfield State Park Sunday morning.

Authorities believe a strong gust of wind caused the balloon to lose control and crash.

Six people were involved in the crash. Three were taken to a medical facility with non-life threatening injuries while the other three people were deemed OK.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the scene has been cleared and the park remains open.

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