Delta man cited after 7-vehicle crash in Glenwood Canyon
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A Delta man has been cited for careless driving for allegedly triggering a seven-vehicle crash in Glenwood Canyon that shut down part of Interstate 70 for more than two hours.
The Colorado State Patrol says 38-year-old Michael Shaw was driving an eastbound semi-truck about 5:45 a.m. Monday when he lost control, hit a guardrail, spun around several times and came to rest blocking the right lane of I-70 around a blind corner.
A pickup truck struck the semi a short time later and was hit by a third vehicle. Authorities say a fourth vehicle was hit by a fifth before another semi-truck struck the first, and a seventh vehicle hit the second truck.
Troopers say the unidentified driver of the third vehicle left the scene immediately.
No injuries were reported.