Serious crash closes I-70 through Glenwood Canyon overnight for cleanup

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GLENWOOD CANYON, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE (7:14 p.m.): The Colorado State Patrol said the 54-year-old driver of a semi involved in a serious crash on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon had to be extracted with the jaws of life. Glenwood Fire removed him from the vehicle and he was flown to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

CSP said the cleanup is massive and the mangled truck is still blocking all eastbound lanes of I-70. Tow crews are working as quickly as they can but the highway will remain closed for several more hours into the overnight hours.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol have closed eastbound Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon overnight for cleanup due to a serious crash on Friday afternoon.

CDOT reported a rollover crash around 12:30 p.m. on Friday. CSP said eastbound traffic on the interstate will be closed for at least 12 hours around 2 p.m.

Traffic is being directed to Highway 13 then US 40 and Highway 9 back to I-70.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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