3 people in serious crash on I-70 near New Castle transported to hospitals, eastbound traffic open

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A major crash on I-70 between New Castle and Canyon Creek on May 21, 2021. (Credit: Colorado State Patrol – Eagle)

NEW CASTLE, Colo. (KDVR) — The Colorado State Patrol in Eagle reported three people involved in a major crash were taken to area hospitals. CSP reopened eastbound Interstate 70 from New Castle to Canyon Creek after a hours-long closure.

A 70-year-old man from Rifle driving a cement truck sustained critical injuries. The 31-year-old New Castle woman driving a pickup truck was transported with critical injuries. She had a child in the truck who suffered serious injuries and was transported to a different hospital than the woman, CSP said.

CSP said the major crash happened around 9:15 a.m. Friday on I-70 in Garfield County.

An initial investigation showed that the concrete truck crossed from the westbound lanes into the eastbound lanes and hit the pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck was pinned in her truck under the concrete truck until crews were able to extricate her from the truck.

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