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Hwy 285 reopens after serious wreck forces closure

The driver of the truck was taken to St. Anthony's hospital with minor injuries, CSP said.
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Posted at 6:01 AM, May 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-05 10:36:43-04

A serious crash involving a trailer forced the shutdown of U.S. 285 just west of C-470 early Friday morning.

Just before 7 a.m., the southbound lanes were reopened and the northbound lanes at Parmalee Gulch were reopened around 8:30 a.m.

Video from AirTracker7 showed a camper trailer destroyed and parts from the wreckage were strewn all over the highway.

Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber said an alternate route is to take Parmalee Gulch Road over to Kittredge then Colorado State Highway 74 connecting to C-470.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the crash was reported at around 4:30 a.m. and involved a truck hauling a trailer. The CSP told Denver7 the trailer was demolished with a debris field scattered about 80 yards from the crash.

The driver of the truck was taken to St. Anthony's hospital with minor injuries, CSP said. There was no information on what caused the crash or when the northbound lanes would reopen.

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Check Denver7's traffic map here.This is a developing story and will be updated.

Serious wreck closes Hwy 285


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