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Several people dead in fiery crash on the Colorado highway



Several people died on Thursday when a semi-trailer was plowed into stationary traffic that caused explosions and flames on a Colorado motorway.

The incident occurred shortly before 1

7.00. in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, when a truck driver lost control of the Interstate 70 east, according to a preliminary investigation. The collision sparked a chain reaction and diesel fuel emissions struck, Lakewood police spokesman Ty Countryman told The Denver Post.

"This seems to be one of the worst accidents we've had here in Lakewood," he said.

] The driver of the runaway truck has survived. At least one lorry carried lumber, another carried gravel, and the third carried mattresses, KDVR-TV reported.

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Lakewood Police There were several deaths, but did not specify a certain number. Six people were taken to a hospital. Their terms were not released, according to the newspaper.

The lanes in both directions were closed and are expected to remain until Friday morning.


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