DENVER (KDVR) — Three semi trucks and a pickup truck crashed on Interstate 70 during rush hour Wednesday afternoon, closing the eastbound lanes at C-470.

The pickup truck driver was “badly hurt” in the crash, but “prognosis sounds good,” according to Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers say the incident involved two crashes. First, a semi truck crashed into another semi by the C-470 overpass, slowing traffic. The pickup truck driver then rear-ended another truck’s trailer.

The pickup truck driver was cited.

I-70 eastbound was closed between Morrison Road and C-470, about a mile west of Golden, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT’s interstate cameras showed eastbound traffic at a standstill for miles before the crash scene.

Eastbound I-70 traffic backed up near the foothills
Interstate 70 eastbound was closed near Golden after three semi trucks and a pickup truck crashed, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. (Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation)

Traffic was being diverted onto C-470, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said around 4:15 p.m. The closure was down to two lanes by around 6:30 p.m. All lanes had reopened by around 9:20 p.m.