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Semi hauling roof shingles goes through guardrail on Highway 115

Semi goes through guardrail on highway 115
Semi goes through guardrail on highway 115(David)
Published: Sep. 7, 2020 at 6:53 PM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado State Patrol is investigating after a semi plowed through a guardrail on Highway 115 Monday evening, sparking a small grass fire.

The truck was reportedly hauling roof shingles, according to State Patrol.

The crash was reported around 6 p.m. near mile marker 35 off Paseo Corto, about 7 miles south of Cheyenne Mountain State Park. The truck caught fire, spreading to the grass and burning the semi down to its frame. The driver was not injured and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

Highway 115 was closed in both directions while fire crews worked to get the flames out. One lane in each direction was later opened, but partial closures remained in place through late Monday night.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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