Fatal auto-pedestrian crash closes eastbound I-70 Thursday afternoon

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DENVER — A fatal crash near eastbound Interstate 70 and Havana St. closed the highway Thursday afternoon.

Eastbound I-70 was closed at Interstate 270. Eastbound I-270 was also closed at Vasquez Boulevard, said CDOT.

Both highways reopened around 4:15 p.m., but CDOT said motorists should expect heavy delays along I-70.

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Denver Police said a man was walking east on I-70 when he tried to cross the roadway and was hit.

The vehicle that hit him swerved to avoid the man but the driver didn’t react in time. Police said the driver stayed at the scene.

This story will be updated as more information arrives.

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