Semi rollover closes I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (KKCO) – A semi truck rollover closes down I-70 for about three hours Friday morning.

According to Colorado State Patrol, a semi with a trailer was driving westbound around 3 a.m. on I-70 when it hit a guardrail as the driver took a left curve at milemarker 127, which is about one mile east of Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon.

The tractor trailer rolled onto its passenger side, spilling plastic containers onto the road and blocking both westbound lanes.

As the scene was investigated and cleaned, west I-70 was closed for about three hours. One lane was finally reopened at 6 a.m. The second lane should be cleared by noon, CSP says.

The driver, 37-year-old Matthew Wilson of Westminster, was taken to a Glenwood Springs hospital with minor injuries.

The cause is still under investigation, but CSP says driver fatigue may be a factor. Wilson was given a ticket for careless driving.

CSP wants to remind drivers to stop and rest if you feel tired behind the wheel.


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