Update: I-70 east-bound open at exit 105 New Castle | PostIndependent.com

Update: I-70 east-bound open at exit 105 New Castle

Traffic backs up on Interstate 70 just before an accident closed the eastbound lanes early Friday morning just east of New Castle.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

Interstate 70 is reopen at mile-marker 105 Eastbound.

Master Trooper Gary Cutler said at approximately 9 a.m. this morning, a concrete truck going Westbound on I-70 for unknown reasons went through the center and into the Eastbound lane, hitting a pickup truck that was driving eastbound.

The vehicle that was hit is currently under the concrete truck. The driver of the concrete truck was flown to a hospital by care flight and a passenger from one of the vehicles was taken by ambulance to a hospital to receive care.

Classic Air Medical and CareFlight medics and pilot land on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 to assist in a major accident just east of New Castle early Friday morning.
Chelsea Self / Post Independent

Emergency personnel was able to extricate the two people in the pickup truck, the vehicle that was hit, and Cutler said it was reported that the passenger is a child.

The crash is still under investigation.


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