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Worker killed in construction zone on Highway 9 near Silverthorne

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. -- Highway 9 was shut down in both directions between Silverthorne and Kremmling after a worker was killed in a construction zone Thursday, the Colorado State Patrol.

The Colorado State Patrol was informed of the incident at about 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

The CSP did not have information on how the construction worker was killed. The Colorado Department of Transportation said a civilian vehicle was not involved in causing the worker's death.

CDOT is conducting an $11 million resurfacing project on the highway.

The closure was expected to be lengthy until the investigation is completed.