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Driver killed, I-70 closed near Deer Trail after semi flips

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Colorado State Patrol troopers respond to the scene of an rollover accident involving a semi on Jan. 15, 2014.

Colorado State Patrol troopers respond to the scene of an rollover accident involving a semi on Jan. 15, 2014.

DEER TRAIL, Colo. — The driver of a semi was killed in a rollover accident on I-70 near Deer Trail Wednesday morning, prompting an investigation that closed the interstate in eastern Colorado for much of the morning.

The Colorado State Patrol confirmed the single-vehicle accident took place near mile marker 323, which is about five miles from Deer Trail, around 5 a.m. on Wednesday.

Investigators say the truck drifted off the side of the highway and crashed into a guardrail.

The man driving the truck was the only one involved in the crash. He was hauling mail. Crews continued work throughout the day to clean up a fuel spill.

Traffic on the interstate was completely shut down as of 9 a.m., as crews worked to repair a bridge that was damaged by the crash. The interstate finally reopened just before 11 a.m.

The man driving the truck was the only one involved in the crash. He was hauling mail. Crews continued work throughout the day to clean up a fuel spill.

Video from SkyFOX showed the semi on its side just off a bridge on the interstate, with much of its cargo load scattered along a frontage road.

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