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Driver dies in truck accident on Highway 285

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.