Semi crashes, shutting down I-70 East in Glenwood Canyon for hours

Glenwood Canyon, Colo. (KKCO) - A semi-truck accident on I-70 at milepost 120 had shut down the eastbound lanes for several hours. The lanes are currently again moving.

The Colorado State Patrol says that a 58-year-old Janet Walker-Cochran, of Denver, was driving a single axle semi-truck when she lost control on the icy snowy road. The semi-truck tractor struck the right guardrail and then jackknifed skidding to a stop, blocking both lanes. During the jackknife, the right tank of the semi was punctured and spilled out about 40 gallons of diesel fuel onto the road. The Colorado State Patrol Hazmat team responded for the fuel spill.

Ms. Walker-Cochran was wearing her seatbelt and wasn't injured in the crash. Alcohol and or drugs are not considered contributing factors at this time.

The Colorado State Patrol, Glenwood Springs Police Department, Colorado Department of Transportation, Glenwood Springs Fire, and EMS, and Big Steve's Towing responded to the scene.


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