Southbound I-25 closed several hours after semis collide

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BERTHOUD, Colo. — One person was injured and southbound Interstate 25 was closed for several hours Monday morning after two semitrucks collided.

The crash happened before 3 a.m. and closed southbound traffic at the Berthoud exit at mile marker 250, the Colorado State Patrol said.

State patrol said a semitruck rear-ended another semitruck and burst into flames.

One man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but the extent of his injuries weren’t known.

There were boxes and debris littered all over the highway, and a cab of one of the semis was charred.

The interstate was expected to reopen by 7 a.m. but officials pushed that back to 9 a.m. and it wasn’t until 10:30 a.m. when one lane of traffic reopened.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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