Wind-blown semi closes Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon |

Wind-blown semi closes Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon

DOTSERO, Colorado – A wind gust blew over a tractor trailer Monday afternoon and pinned a passenger car against a guard rail, closing westbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon for about two hours.

The westbound 2006 Kenworth truck and trailer was blown onto its left side and then skidded on its side across both lanes of traffic, pinning a 1995 Chevrolet Malibu between the semi and the guard rail on the left side of the highway.

The truck driver, Kenneth Egolf, age and hometown not provided, was not injured in the crash, nor were the driver and passengers of the Chevrolet.

Westbound I-70 was closed from 2:10 to 4:15 p.m.

A high wind advisory was in effect until 8 p.m. Monday in Eagle and Garfield counties, with potential 65 mph wind gusts.

The tractor and trailer were towed by Big Steve’s Towing, while the Malibu was driven from the scene.

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Gypsum Fire Department, Western Eagle County Ambulance District also assisted.

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