Semi rollover near Beavertail Tunnel on I-70

Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 1:47 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - The eastbound lanes of I-70 near the Beavertail Tunnel were shut down Wednesday afternoon due to a crash involving a semi-truck.

Colorado State Patrol says that a semi-truck trailer was headed eastbound when the trailer hit the side of the tunnel, causing the unit to flip over. It happened around 2:30.

The crash caused the truck to catch fire, and when crews arrived it was completely engulfed in flames inside of the tunnel. Smoke could be seen exiting the tunnel from both eastbound and westbound lanes. The westbound lanes were briefly shut down as a precautionary measure.

The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital, but their condition at this time is unknown. All lanes are now back open.


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