Snow, Crashes Close Eastbound I-70 For 3 Hours Through Glenwood Canyon
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)– A multi-car crash on Interstate 70 at milepost 121, five miles east of Glenwood Springs closed eastbound lanes Thursday.
The Colorado State Patrol, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Department of Transportation all responded to the crash. Three vehicles were blocking the left lane and in a separate crash two semi-trucks were blocking the right shoulder and a white pickup was blocking the right lane.
That’s when a 2008 Honda, driven by Dorian Scrina, lost control. Scrina struck the passenger of the pickup, Colby Armstrong. Armstrong had left the vehicle and was standing in the road trying to slow down traffic.
Scrina, 23, of Prescott, Ariz. continued and struck the Garfield Co. Sheriff’s Deputy who was standing on the right shoulder and then struck the trailer of the semi-truck before it stopped on the shoulder.
Scrina was not injured and was served a summons for careless driving causing bodily injury.
Armstrong, 59, and the sheriff’s deputy sustained moderate to severe injuries and were transported to Valley View Hospital. The driver for one of the semi-trucks, Sheryl Kennedy, 62, of Denver was also transported with an injury and later released. The trooper sustained a minor injury and was not transported to the hospital.
Eastbound I-70 was closed at 11:18 a.m. Thursday and re-opened at 1:53 p.m. after crews cleaned up the scene.
In total, there were three separate crashes involving five cars, two semi-trucks and three pedestrians.