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2 Killed In Crash On I-70 In Eastern Colorado

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(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) — Two people are dead after a tractor-trailer and a pickup collided in eastern Colorado.

The crash happened just before 9 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 70 at Deer Trail about 60 miles east of Denver.

State trooper Josh Lewis says both the dead were in the pickup. The truck driver wasn’t injured.

The crash temporarily shut down eastbound lanes.

Skies were clear at the time but temperatures were below freezing after a storm on Wednesday. Lewis says investigators are determining if the weather was a factor.

I-70 westbound was shut down for several hours near Glenwood Springs in western Colorado because of several crashes there. No injuries were reported.

Separately, a collision in Colorado Springs killed one person. The Colorado Springs Gazette reports the coroner identified him as 26-year-old Orlando Medina-Cauich.

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