AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – There were no serious injuries in a pileup on the flyover at Interstate 225 and Interstate 70 in Aurora Wednesday night, but the icy roads led to plenty of vehicle damage.
The chain reaction crashes happened just before nightfall. One of the cars was knocked up onto the side of the flyover barrier, and came close to dropping off onto interstate traffic further below.
Roads across the Denver metro area were dangerous in many areas on Wednesday night as temperatures plummeted after a healthy accumulation of snow during the day. There were multiple crashes and several highways had to be closed for short periods as the roadways iced over.
The pileup on the flyover was one of the worst accidents in terms of damage a CBS4 crew has reported on this year.
“It was like a war zone. It’s cars everywhere,” said witness Keyate Washington, whose cousin was caught in the pileup. “About 20 cars — you have about four different accidents and one lady said she just couldn’t stop.”
Adam Wray and Shelby McDonald were in one of the 13 cars that had to be towed away.
“I hit my brakes it spun us and then we did a doughnut and that’s when we got hit head-on by the white truck or van, one of the white cars, if not both,” Wray told CBS4.
One of the only things Wray remembers from the crash was McDonald calling out when the cars kept coming at their vehicle.
“It was awful,” McDonald said. “I just kept turning around while he was trying to get out of it and I just kept saying ‘Here comes another one! And another one.’ ”
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