UPDATE: EB I-70 reopened between Silt and New Castle
Eastbound Interstate 70 is reopened at New Castle after crash cleanup closed the road since early this morning.
Trooper Alvardo said the crash occurred when two motorcycle riders were heading down I- 70 and spotted a bear. The two riders laid down their bikes to avoid hitting the animal. A semi-truck then clipped one of the motorcycles from behind and sparks from one of the bikes caused the truck and its load to catch fire.
Trooper Alvardo said both of the motorcycle riders were transported to Valley View Hospital with minor injuries. State Patrol received the initial call at 3:37 a.m.