KREMMLING, Colo. (CBS4) – A fatal crash involving a semi tractor trailer sparked a grass fire and has closed a highway linking Routt County to points east.READ MORE: Coloradans Kim Dobson And Ashley Brasovan Take Top Spots In Mount Washington Road Race
U.S. 40 is expected to be closed for several hours as emergency crews work to put the fire out. Colorado State Patrol says westbound traffic is closed, while eastbound traffic is diverted to CO 131 and then to Interstate 70.READ MORE: Preventing Theft: Denver Police Etching VIN On Catalytic Converters
Local traffic leaving Steamboat Springs using CO 14 is allowed drive east.
The crash, which is just west of Kremmling, involved an SUV.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Landspout Tornadoes Hit Colorado Plains