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Westbound I-70 reopens between Lowell, Sheridan after motorcyclist dies in crash

Vehicle, motorcycle crashed in the area
Crash in Denver at I-70 and Lowell_May 7 2021
Posted at 6:42 AM, May 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-07 13:30:33-04

The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 in northwest Denver closed Friday morning for a fatal crash involving a vehicle and motorcycle.

The motorcyclist died in the crash, according to the Denver Police Department. The interstate reopened at 8:15 a.m.

Earlier, officials closed the westbound lanes between Lowell Boulevard (exit 271B) and Sheridan Boulevard (exit 271A).

Jay Casillas with the Denver Police Department said the preliminary investigation showed that a man on the motorcycle was speeding and lost control on a curve in the area. He hit a center barrier and was thrown from the motorcycle, Casillas said. The motorcycle continued moving and hit a vehicle.

The motorcyclist was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Nobody else was injured in the crash.

After the crash and closure of westbound lanes, the eastbound lanes of I-70 in the area were moving slowly in the area.

Denver7's Traffic Reporter Jayson Luber recommended a few different alternative routes.

Westbound lanes of I-70 closed between Lowell, Sheridan for fatal crash

He said drivers can take Lowell Boulevard to W. 52nd Avenue, then go west to Sheridan Boulevard and take it north to Interstate 76, then west to I-70.

They can also go south on Sheridan Boulevard from W. 52nd Avenue to I-70.

Another option is to go north on I-25 to west I-76, which takes drivers to the westbound lanes of I-70.

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This is a developing story. Check back for updates.