POWARS, Colo. (CBS4) – A deadly crash involving two semi-trucks shut down northbound Highway 85 at County Road 8 in Weld County Wednesday morning. One driver could face charges.
The crash happened just before 6:30 a.m. near the town of Powars, between Brighton and Fort Lupton.READ MORE: Marmot Rescued Outside Steakhouse In Englewood After 'Hitchhiking' From Mountains
One semi carrying fuel T-boned another carrying equipment, and fuel spilled across Highway 85. Southbound lanes were also affected with just one lane getting by until 3 p.m. Wednesday.READ MORE: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra Meets With Gov. Jared Polis
The driver of the second semi was killed.MORE NEWS: Boulder Business Owner Is Third $1 Million Winner In Colorado Comeback Cash Giveaway
Investigators said the driver of the first semi stopped in the middle of the intersection and the other truck crashed into it.