Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash with semitruck in Clear Creek Canyon

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash with a semitruck on U.S. Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon on Friday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. at mile marker 267.5, about four miles west of the Highways 6 and 58 intersection in Golden.

The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery for unknown injuries.

Clear Creek Canyon was closed between Golden and Highway 119 for more than three hours. It reopened just before 10 a.m. Drivers were diverted to Interstate 70.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.