Driver dies in truck accident on Highway 285

Posted on: 6:57 pm, July 8, 2013, by , updated on: 09:05pm, July 8, 2013

285-crash (credit: Ed Oleski)

285-crash (credit: Ed Oleski)

DENVER – The Colorado State Patrol reports that a driver of a semi-truck perished after striking a guardrail and rolling down a steep embankment.

Northbound lanes of Highway 285 near Shaffer’s Crossing were closed  for several hours Monday afternoon as emergency responders cleared the scene.