Truck crash closes I-70 for six hours Monday
November 6, 2012
DOTSERO, Colorado – A tractor-trailer rollover closed eastbound Interstate 70 near Dotsero for more than six hours Monday.
At about 3:30 p.m., a tractor-trailer driven by Laisvidas Kisielius, of Loveland, was struck from the rear by another tractor-trailer driven by Jack Trammell of Glendale, Ariz. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound on I-70 just east of Dotsero.
The truck driven by Trammell rolled on its side after crashing into the back of Kisielius’ vehicle, blocking all of eastbound I-70. Neither driver was injured. The interstate was closed from 3:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. with traffic being diverted to Highway 6.
Trammell was issued a summons for careless driving. Neither alcohol, nor speed is considered to be a factor in this crash, police said.
The Gypsum Fire Department, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Big Steve’s Towing and A-1 Traffic Control all responded to the scene.