Three seriously injured in crash on I-70 in western Colorado


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) — Three people were injured in a three-car crash on Interstate 70 in Garfield County Friday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The crash happened around 9:15 a.m. An initial investigation showed a concrete truck crossed from the westbound lanes into the eastbound lanes and hit a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck was pinned in her truck under the concrete truck until crews were able to extricate her.

Troopers said the cement truck driver, a 70-year-old man from Rifle, sustained critical injuries. The 31-year-old New Castle woman driving the pickup truck also sustained critical injuries. A child in the pickup truck suffered serious injuries.

The eastbound lanes of the interstate were closed from New Castle to Canyon Creek for several hours while crews responded to the crash.

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