VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed again Friday.

Traffic was shutdown to clean up after an accident on Thursday. State Patrol offered Highway 24 to Highway 91 as an alternate route.

The highway closed Thursday evening due to a crash on Vail Pass after a semi lost control and went across all lanes of traffic before traveling downhill and catching fire.

The driver from California died on the scene.

(credit: Eagle County)

The interstate was closed until nearly 9:30 p.m., but it needed to be closed again Friday morning for additional clean up.

It has since been re-opened.

Friday, paramedics who checked on the driver said they had to rappel almost 200 feet to reach the cab.


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