(CBS4) – Eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 was closed for a deadly crash investigation. Colorado State Patrol responded to the Empire/U.S. 40 exit. The interstate reopened at around 2 p.m.
However, drivers are warned about significant backup as the scene is cleaned up.
Colorado State Patrol tells CBS4 a motorcycle and a Subaru crashed. The motorcyclist did not survive.
Details about the passengers in the Subaru were not released. CDOT reports traffic was backed up to the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels.
I-70 Eastbound Closure
– At Empire / US 40 Junction (mp 232)
– Fatal Crash Investigation
Passenger vehicles being routed off to County Road 308
Commercial vehicles being staged on highway.
— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) September 20, 2020
Passenger traffic was diverted off the interstate onto County Road 308.