[August 26, 2021 – Georgetown, CO] – Authorities warned that a major semi-crash closed eastbound I-70 on Thursday afternoon.
A tow truck driver pulled off of I-70 and exited his vehicle, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
He was inspecting the trailer attached to his truck when a semi crashed into him.
The CSP reported that the crash caused critical injuries and that both drivers required transportation to the hospital.
The CSP said the crash occurred at mile marker 231 at 1:15 PM.
Due to the semi accident on I-70 injuries, state troopers closed eastbound I-70 at exit 205 near Silverthorne; they also closed adjacent Highway 6 at Keystone due to the semi-accident on I-70.
The crash also caused a fuel spill on the highway, which contributed to a longer closure period.
One lane of eastbound I-70 reopened around 4:30 PM.
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Sources: The Denver Post,