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.
“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.