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.

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(credit: Glenwood Springs Post-Independent)

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.




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