2 semitruck crashes close westbound I-70 near Beaver Brook

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- A semitruck jackknifed in icy conditions and another rolled down an embankment, leading to the closure of westbound Interstate 70 near Beaver Brook on Wednesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

There were at least four crashes involving trucks along the interstate.

The driver was able to crawl out of the cab and was treated at the scene for minor injuries, the Colorado State Patrol said. Hazardous materials crews were called out to clean up a fuel spill from the truck.

Interstate 70 was closed at the Beaver Brook exit to the bottom of Floyd Hill as crews worked to clear the crash. Traffic was rerouted onto U.S. 40. The interstate reopened after 9 a.m.

About two miles east, a semitruck crashed through a guardrail in the westbound lanes and rolled down an embankment. The driver was not injured.

Near where the semitruck went through the guardrail, a box truck was on its side in the median. It's not known if it was involved in the rollover of the semitruck or if there were any injuries.