I-70 accident Friday | PostIndependent.com

I-70 accident Friday

A pickup truck driver lost control of his vehicle at 11:45 a.m. Friday in a heavy downpour while traveling east on Interstate 70, and a second three-car accident resulted, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The Chevrolet S-10 pickup ran off the left side of the highway into a guardrail, then bounced into the right lane.

The drivers of a delivery truck and a Kia Sportage stopped on the side of the highway to help.

The second crash occurred when Adan Robles Peres, 28, of Denver, the driver of a Ford F-350 pickup, towing a box trailer, was unable to stop. His truck crashed into the Kia, causing it to crash into the rear of the delivery truck.

The driver of the Kia reported minor injuries, but no one else was hurt, the State Patrol reported.

The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene and remains at large. State troopers are searching for him.

The right lane of eastbound I-70 remained closed for about 90 minutes. Traffic was routed past the accident in the left lane.

“The Colorado State Patrol would like to urge everyone to slow down during inclement weather and drive for the conditions. Extra care and caution should be used whenever entering an accident scene,” said CSP Capt. Scott Friend.

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