SILT, Colo. (CBS4) – One person was killed near Silt Wednesday afternoon when a vehicle veered into a state trooper who had pulled over a motorist on Interstate 70.
The collision killed the driver who had been pulled over, according to a news release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.
The trooper and the second motorist — whose vehicle collided with those that were pulled over — were both taken to a nearby hospital.
The trooper, according to Colorado State Patrol’s Josh Lewis, suffered “moderate” injuries. Conditions of any patients were not made available.
The crash occurred at 5:30 p.m. near milemarker 93.
An eight-mile section of westbound I-70 is still closed as of 9:30 p.m. while authorities investigate the scene. Eastbound traffic was closed immediately after the accident but was re-opened a half-hour later.