Driver killed in Clear Creek asphalt spill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Idaho Springs, Colo. (AP) - The driver of an asphalt truck has died after his tanker overturned near Idaho Springs, spilling diesel and asphalt into Clear Creek.

The crash happened on Interstate 70 Thursday morning. The Colorado State Patrol says the truck driver was killed, but his name hasn't been released. Cleanup crews were surveying the damage Thursday.

It was the third major asphalt spill in recent weeks in Colorado. Last month, two asphalt trucks overturned and spilled asphalt into the Poudre River.

Authorities didn't immediately know how much asphalt spilled into Clear Creek in Thursday's accident.

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