Fatal crash closed WB I-70 near Canyon Creek for lengthy period Saturday | PostIndependent.com

Fatal crash closed WB I-70 near Canyon Creek for lengthy period Saturday

One person died late Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 traveling westbound near mile marker 109.

Colorado State Patrol confirmed one fatality occurred as a result of the crash, which closed the highway for nearly 8 hours Saturday, forcing travelers to divert on U.S. Highway 6. The highway opened up to traffic round 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

“The road is going to be shutdown for an extended period of time,” a trooper with Colorado State Patrol said.

No details were available at this time as to what caused the fatal crash.

This is a developing story. The Post Independent will provide updates as they become available.

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