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December 7, 2012
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Semi rollover closes I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - A semi crash in Glenwood Canyon closed Interstate 70 for three hours Friday morning.

At 3 a.m., the Colorado State Patrol responded to a semi rollover crash on westbound Interstate 70, near mile post 127, about one mile east of Hanging Lake Tunnel. A 2012 Kenworth semi with trailer, driven by Matthew Wilson, 37, of Westminster, was traveling westbound when it struck a guardrail in a left sweeping curve.

The tractor trailer combination rolled onto its passenger side and blocked both westbound lanes of travel. The trailer portion of the vehicle was damaged and spilled the plastic containers onto the roadway. The interstate was closed for three hours while the crash investigation and clean up took place. One lane of Interstate 70 was reopened at 6: a.m. Cleanup of the scene continued throughout the morning and both lanes of Interstate 70 reopened around noon.

Wilson was transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs for minor injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Wilson was issued a citation for careless driving.


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