Freak semi accident causes I-70 closure |

Freak semi accident causes I-70 closure

Daily Staff Report
Nick Tadrzynski/Special to the DailyThe rim of a truck tire that struck an SUV in Miller Ranch lies on the ground Sunday morning. The wheel apparently fell off a passing semi, which then caught fire.

I-70 was closed from Wolcott to Avon earlier this morning due to a semi on fire. One lane is now open eastbound at Edwards.

According to witness Nick Tadrzynski, a tire came off the truck and struck the SUV of Lauren Dumont in Miller Ranch. Sparks from the axle of the truck apparently caused the semi to catch fire.

This story will be updated.

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