Interstate 70 eastbound closed near New Castle due to fatality |

Interstate 70 eastbound closed near New Castle due to fatality

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A fatal, single-vehicle accident occurred at approximately 4 p.m. near New Castle along Interstate 70 at mile marker 107 eastbound.

“We do have a confirmed fatality,” said Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler. “The female from the vehicle somehow got outside of the vehicle and died. We don’t know what the circumstances on that are.”

Cutler was unable to provide any additional information at this time concerning the accident.

As of 6:50 p.m. both eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 remained shut down at mile marker 105 (New Castle) with no estimated time for reopening.

Eastbound traffic is being detoured through the area along U.S. Highway 6 and back onto Interstate 70 near Canyon Creek.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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