Multiple crash and fire closed I79 near Denver

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Multiple people died Thursday when a semitrailer plowed into stationary traffic that resulted in explosions and flames on freeway. The collision started a chain reaction and a diesel fuel spill. The cause of the crash was under investigation. Six people, including a firefighter, were taken to a hospital. Their conditions were not released. The number of casualties was not specified. Lanes in both directions were closed after accident. ” I-70 eastbound traffic was at a standstill or close to a standstill because of a crash way up ahead. … The semi was eastbound and ended up colliding with the stopped cars,” Lakewood Police Department agent Ty Countryman said Thursday night.

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“This is looking to be one of the worst accidents we’ve had here in Lakewood,” the officer said. In fact, it was a real carnage on the road. This was not the only major incident along the I-70 in the Denver area on Thursday. Earlier in the day, about three miles north of this incident. a crash involved a school bus and a semi-trailer.

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