One killed, one injured in semitruck crash on I-70 west of U.S. 40 exit

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CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. -- One person was killed and another was seriously injured after a semitruck crashed into a bridge on Tuesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened about 10:30 a.m. about one mile west of the U.S. 40 junction when the truck traveling westbound went through the median, crossed the eastbound lanes and hit the pillars of the bridge of County Road 308 that crosses the interstate.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash forced the closure of Interstate 70 in both directions for several hours.

The westbound lanes reopened about 3 p.m. Eastbound lanes reopened about 8 p.m.

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