2 rescued after semitruck crashes into ditch near Longmont

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BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — Crews worked Thursday night to remove a semitruck that drove into a ditch filled with water along Highway 287 near Longmont, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The ditch was full of running water and two people inside the cab were trapped in water up to their chests, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Firefighters with the Longmont Fire Department rescued them. Each suffered minor injuries.

Southbound Highway 287 at mile marker 312 was closed.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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