Find a list of your saved stories here

Fatal wrong-way wreck clogs Colorado's I-70 for hours


Save Story

Save stories to read later


Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic and smashed into several vehicles on a Colorado interstate, killing one person and snarling traffic for hours.

Colorado State Patrol trooper Nate Reed says the pickup truck was headed west on Interstate 70 near Morrison Sunday when it strayed into the eastbound lanes.

A woman whose vehicle was struck by the truck died. Six other people have been taken to a hospital with injuries.

Troopers say it's not clear why the truck crossed into wrong-way traffic.

Colorado Department of Transportation officials warned on Twitter that any drivers traveling east on I-70 should have plenty of food and water and a full tank of gas because of delays.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent U.S. stories

Related topics

U.S.
The Associated Press

    STAY IN THE KNOW

    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast