(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.

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(credit: CDOT)

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.

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Passenger traffic was diverted off the interstate onto County Road 308.