I-25 reopens at New Mexico state line after semi crash

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A semi crashed and lost its load on Interstate 25 just north of the New Mexico state line Tuesday morning. / Photo courtesy Colorado State Patrol - Pueblo

A semi crashed and lost its load on Interstate 25 just north of the New Mexico state line Tuesday morning. / Photo courtesy Colorado State Patrol – Pueblo

TRINIDAD, Colo. — A truck driver was cited after he lost control and crashed, spilling a load of fence post logs onto Interstate 25 Tuesday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The crash happened around 10 a.m. on Interstate 25 about two and a half miles north of the New Mexico state line. Troopers said Justin Fiorino, 52, of Raton, New Mexico was hauling fence post logs and wood fire pellets from Raton to Pueblo.

Troopers said he was traveling in the left lane when he lost control of his 2015 Freightliner, causing the load to shift. The truck hit the center divider and rolled, according to troopers. The load spilled from the trailer onto all four lanes of the interstate.

A semi crashed and lost its load on Interstate 25 just north of the New Mexico state line Tuesday morning. / Photo courtesy Colorado State Patrol - Pueblo
A semi crashed and lost its load on Interstate 25 just north of the New Mexico state line Tuesday morning. / Photo courtesy Colorado State Patrol – Pueblo

Troopers said Fiorino sustained minor injuries in the crash. He was cited at the scene.

The interstate was closed in both directions for about two hours while crews cleaned up the crash.

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