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Highway 66 reopens east of I-25 after multi-vehicle crash

Crash Highway 66 east of I-25_June 9 2021
Posted at 8:33 AM, Jun 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 16:43:05-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Five vehicles were involved in a crash that closed Highway 66 east of Interstate 25 in Weld County Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred around 6:55 a.m. on Highway 66 between Country Road 11 and Country Road 13. The area was closed for clean up.

Two sedans, one other non-commercial vehicle, one dump truck, and one semi were involved, said Master Trooper Gary Cutler with Colorado State Patrol.

The dump truck and sedans ended up in a ditch off the road. The semi's tractor did not roll, but its trailer, which was full of sand, crashed on its side and spilled sand across the highway.

Crash on Hwy 66 east of I-25_June 9 2021

Four people were transported to a hospital for their injuries, according to Mountain View Fire Rescue, which responded to the crash.

About 100 gallons of fuel was leaking from one of the saddle tanks, Cutler said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Lorelei Nelson said Mead police and CSP were investigating and that officials hoped to have the highway reopened by noon.

The road had been reopened by 2 p.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated.