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1 person killed in semi fire on westbound I-70 on far eastern plains

I-70 WB closed near Kansas border due to semi fire oct 10 2022
Posted at 8:50 AM, Oct 10, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-10 14:13:25-04

KIT CARSON COUNTY, Colo. — A fatal semi crash and fire early Monday morning has kept the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 closed for several hours near the Colorado-Kansas border.

The crash was reported at 4:49 a.m. and the caller reported that two semis had crashed and one had caught fire, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The crash happened between the state border and the Rose Avenue exit in Burlington.

One person died and one has life-threatening injuries, CSP said. They were in the same semi-tractor trailer.

The driver in the other semi had minor injuries.

The closure is about 11 miles long.

Colorado State Patrol is working at the scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

It's not yet clear when I-70 will reopen to traffic.

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