A five car accident sent four people to the hospital and shut I-70 down for more than an hour and a half.
About 9:30 this morning, Fruita police says a car heading east bound on the interstate lost control and collided with a semi.
Once the car hit the semi's gas tank the vehicle swerved into the median where it rolled and threw one person out of the car. The vehicle ended up in the west bound lanes.
At that point, a semi and van heading west collided with each other trying to avoid the car. Police say four people were taken to St. Mary's but officers say no one was seriously hurt.
They say the driver of the out of control car was likely going too fast.
Backed up traffic from that accident caused another crash about 2 miles away. The Colorado State Patrol says a semi swerved into the shoulder when he saw traffic was at a stand still.
A car following behind the semi also swerved but still hit the truck's trailer.
CSP says no one was hurt. West bound I-70 was closed for an hour and a half to clean up both accidents.