ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Interstate 70 was closed in both directions near Deer Trail on Thursday afternoon because of a deadly crash. All lanes of I-70 were initially closed between Exit 322 and Exit 328 but westbound lanes reopened just before 6 p.m.

(credit: Rick Rael)

Copter4 flew over the crash which showed a tanker that had plummeted down an embankment between the westbound and eastbound lanes of I-70. The guard rail had been pushed dozens of feet from the side of the road.

There were remnants of foam that had been sprayed by firefighters on the tanker and surrounding areas.

interstate 70 crash tanker deer trail

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The Colorado State Patrol confirmed one person was killed, presumably the truck’s driver, and is seeking witnesses to the crash to help with the investigation.

The tanker was traveling westbound when it crashed. It is unclear what happened leading up to the crash.

interstate 70 crash tanker deer trail

Copter4 flew over the crash near I-70 (credit: CBS)

interstate 70 crash tanker deer trail

(credit: CBS)

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