Traffic snarl on NB I-25 after semi-truck rolls over

DENVER - North Denver commuters needed to pack a little extra patience for their Tuesday morning commute. All northbound Interstate 25 traffic was diverted onto Interstate 70 after a rollover crash involving a tandem semi-truck.

Lying on its side, the semi-truck and the two trailers it was hauling was long enough to block all of the northbound lanes of I-25 just before the Mouse Trap around 3 a.m. The interstate reopened around 6:40 a.m.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The Colorado Department of Transportation was called to the crash to assist in clearing a large pool of standing water, likely caused by heavy rain overnight, that was covering the far right three lanes of northbound I-25 just before the crash and to clear some concrete debris lying in the interstate.

Investigators believe the semi-truck hit the concrete barrier during the crash.

At the north end of the giant puddle, a Land Rover SUV was stopped just feet before the rolled semi-truck. Police are investigating if the Land Rover was involved in the crash.

The truck driver was pretty shaken up, according to Denver Police Department Detective Mary McIver. He was transported to an area hospital to be treated for injuries. Det. McIver said his injuries were not life threatening.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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