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Colorado Highway Crash: Fiery 28-Vehicle Pileup Closes I-70 Near Denver : NPR

The crash involved at least 24 cars and four semis. One of the trucks was carrying a flatbed full of lumber — which contributed to a large fire on the roadway.

Six people were taken to the hospital, including the driver of the semi. That driver, who sustained minor injuries, is now in police custody and is being charged with multiple counts of vehicular homicide, Countryman said. Police did not identify the driver, other than to say he’s not from Colorado.

Parts of I-70 remain closed Friday morning — and highway officials say it isn’t likely to open until sometime Saturday. The closure caused long delays in the morning commute, with investigators still combing the area, and workers trying to clean up debris in the eastbound lanes where the crash took place. Westbound lanes are also closed, with motorists using a detour to avoid a bridge where the greatest damage occurred.

Source: Colorado Highway Crash: Fiery 28-Vehicle Pileup Closes I-70 Near Denver : NPR

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