Semi truck rolls over, closes I-70
A single-vehicle semi-truck rollover accident on eastbound Interstate 70 near Parachute caused the highway to be closed for about five hours Saturday evening, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
The accident occurred at about 5:35 p.m. Saturday when the truck driven by James Turner, 45, of Sylvester, Ga., was traveling east down a straight section of the roadway when his truck drifted off the right side and onto the grass shoulder.
Turner reportedly attempted to steer back onto the roadway, but he ended up skidding for several hundred feet before going off the right side of the roadway and rolling the truck onto its side into a deer fence.
Turner was not injured and was able to get out of the truck. He was cited for careless driving.
CDOT and Parachute Police assisted with the road closure for more than five hours while the truck was uprighted and towed away. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, Blaine Ward Towing and Burning Mountain Fire also responded to the scene.
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