From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on July 18, 2019

Posted at 6:57 AM, Jul 18, 2019

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 

2:58 p.m.: CDOT has closed about 13 miles of I-70 on the Western Slope. Officials haven't given a reason for the closure.

7:50 a.m. — Steve Griebel with the Broomfield Police Department said the head-on crash on Highway 7 and Airport Drive in Erie happened around 5:30 a.m. The preliminary investigation showed that a vehicle going westbound crossed over the center line and crashed head-on with another vehicle. The driver of the vehicle that crossed into opposite lines was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Both directions of Highway 7 were closed until about 7:30 a.m.

5:58 a.m. — Authorities are responding to a serious crash on Highway 7 and Airport Drive in Erie. Both westbound and eastbound lanes are closed.