PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed because of a crash involving two motorcycles and a semitrailer near the town of New Castle west of Glenwood Springs.
The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Friday.
According to Colorado State Patrol, at mile marker 104, two motorcyclists had to lay down their bikes to avoid hitting a bear in the interstate.
A semitrailer behind the motorcycles clipped one of them.
Sparks caught the semi on fire, which was carrying batteries and motor oil. The semi completely burned.
One motorcyclist had a broken hand and the other had minor injuries. Both were taken to a hospital, CSP said.
The driver of the semi was not hurt.
CSP’s Eagle office said it did not know when the freeway will reopen. There is currently a detour for drivers using U.S. Highway 6.AlertMe