Man killed in motorcycle crash on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon Friday evening
A 61-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle wreck on westbound Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs a little after 5 p.m. Friday.
The wreck did not involve any other vehicles, but did close the westbound lanes for more than two hours to start the busy Easter holiday weekend.
Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gary Cutler said the accident happened about 5:12 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70 west of the Hanging Lake Tunnels at milemarker 122.
The rider, who was not identified pending notification of family, was ejected and thrown into the eastbound lanes, Cutler said.
Westbound I-70 was closed until about 7:45 p.m., when traffic stuck in the tunnel and stretching several miles east was allowed to proceed. Traffic was also being diverted off I-70 at Dotsero.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon may be closed intermittently Wednesday through the weekend, as highway crews break down and remove boulders and patch potholes caused by Tuesday’s rock slide.