(CBS4) – Colorado State Patrol shared new information about a deadly crash that closed Interstate 70 near the Empire exit on Sunday. Officers responded to the crash in the eastbound lanes at around 12 p.m.

(credit: CDOT)

Officials tell CBS4 a motorcyclist was traveling in the express lane when the driver of a Subaru merged from the left lane into the express lane.

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The motorcyclist was tragically dragged for an unspecified amount of time. The victim has not been identified publicly.

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CSP says charges are pending as they wait for the coroner’s report.

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The interstate reopened at around 2 p.m.

Danielle Chavira