JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – A sheriff’s deputy received minor injuries responding to a crash that shut down the eastbound lanes of I-70 early Sunday morning. The lanes were later reopened.
The multi-vehicle crash closed eastbound I-70 between the Lookout Mountain exit and the Morrison Road exit.
According to JeffCo Sheriff’s Office on social media, a deputy was arriving on the scene and received minor injuries when the deputy’s vehicle slid into a crashed semi-truck. The deputy was taken to a hospital as a precaution, said JeffCo.
CDOT recommended eastbound I-70 travelers coming out of the mountains to take the detour at exit 256 and US-40.