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Semi hits man who was working on his truck on side of I-70

Eastbound I-70 was closed at Silverthorne Thursday afternoon. The man suffered serious injuries.
Credit: CSP via CDOT

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. — The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 are closed after a semi-truck struck a man and his pickup truck Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened at around mile post 231, which is about three miles east of Georgetown in Clear Creek County, according to Colorado State Patrol (CSP). 

The pedestrian, who is a tow truck driver, was working on his own truck on the side of I-70 and suffered serious injuries, according to CSP. Troopers said drivers heading east toward Denver should expect significant delays. 

CSP tweeted that eastbound truckers should pull over and park at chain-up stations to wait it out.

The eastbound closure is posted at Exit 205 at Silverthorne in Summit County. Eastbound US 6 at Loveland Pass was also closed at mile post 217, which is near Keystone.

The crash caused a diesel fuel spill, too.

There's no word on the semi driver's condition.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.

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