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Construction Zone On I-70 Under Review After 2 Fatal Crashes


After two fatal collisions around the I-70 construction zone in Glenwood Canyon, CDOT officials are preparing to review the area.

The latest fatal crash happened Wednesday morning. A semi hauling beer and a second vehicle collided on that stretch of road. One woman was killed and three people seriously injured, including a child. The injured were taken to Vail Valley Medical Center. Their condition as of Friday is unknown.

The semi caught fire after the crash, then one of the saddle tanks ruptured, spilling 100 gallons of diesel all over the interstate. I-70 was closed for hours between mile marker 116 and mile marker 136 while HAZMAT crews cleaned up the spill.

Wednesday's crash was just two miles away from the site of a fatal collision last month. That collision also involved a car and semi-truck.

CDOT spokeswoman Nancy Shanks said that the department always reviews highway conditions after fatal crashes to determine if the road conditions played a role.

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