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December 21, 2012
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12-car pileup shuts down I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colorado - A 12-car pileup closed I-70 for about two hours Friday afternoon in Glenwood Canyon. Nobody was seriously injured.

The westbound lanes of the interstate were shut down just after noon when multiple vehicles lost control and collided on the icy road near milepost 129. There were 11 passenger cars involved and one semi-truck. Two occupants from one vehicle were transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs with minor injuries.

A white pickup, believed to be the first vehicle involved, left the scene. If you have any information on this vehicle, call the Colorado State Patrol at 970-945-6198.

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office, the Gypsum Fire Department, the Eagle County Ambulance District and the Colorado Department of Transportation responded to the scene along with the Colorado State Patrol. Big Steve's Towing, Lucas Towing, Western Slope Towing and West Vail Shell Towing all responded to the scene to help recover vehicles.


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The VailDaily Updated Dec 21, 2012 09:43PM Published Dec 21, 2012 09:41PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.