2 Dead In Fiery Crash That Triggered Grass Fire

BYERS, Colo. (CBS4) – A fiery crash between a semi and a pickup truck that led to a small grass fire has claimed the lives of both drivers.

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The crash happened just before 9 a.m. Friday, and the fire spread across several acres of grassland.

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Officials with the Colorado State Patrol closed Highway 36 while an investigation into the crash was launched.

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The names of the victims have not been released.

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