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Dump truck rolls over on I-70 in Vail

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Vail, CO Colorado
Kristin Anderson/Vail DailyA West Valley Construction truck tipped over in the Interstate 70 median Tuesday in West Vail. The driver was not hurt.

VAIL ” A dump truck rolled on its side and spilled dirt, rocks and diesel fuel onto Interstate 70 in West Vail Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities closed one lane in each direction around 2:45 p.m. while crew cleared the freeway of debris from the dump truck, registered with WVC Construction of Commerce City.

No one was injured, authorities said.

Some of the diesel fuel from the dump truck’s 125-gallon tank went into a storm drain next to South Frontage Road and spilled into Gore Creek, Vail Fire Deputy Chief Mike McGee said.

Firefighters are cleaning up the diesel fuel, he said.

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This is the second major incident involving a truck that closed the interstate in Vail in less than a week.

On Thursday, a 36-year-old man was hit and killed by one or more vehicles at mile marker 178 as was he was removing snow chains from his tractor trailer, which was parked at the side of the road.

Any witnesses to today’s accident are asked to call 479-2200.

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