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News: Chain-reaction crash reported after tanker truck jackknifes 

November 24, 2023Accidents In the News

MORRISON, CO – A tanker truck driver hauling milk jackknifed after trying to avoid hitting a car and was struck by another semi-trailer, leading to a chain reaction crash involving several other vehicles. 

This multi-vehicle collision happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday on I-70 between the cities of Morrison and Genesee, The Denver Post reported. . The truck jackknifed after the motorist of the car near them lost control of their vehicle and crashed. When the big trucks collided, it caused one of the vehicles to spill diesel fuel. Consequently, crews were summoned to contain the spillage and shut down westbound lanes of I-70 leading into Friday. 

Colorado State Patrol told the source that an I-70 West off-ramp at milepost 254 reopened to accommodate the flow of traffic better. 

It is unclear if anyone was hurt or if speed, impairment, tiredness, distracted driving, or snowy and icy weather conditions played a part in this collision. This detail, along with other information (including the exact number of automobiles (aside from the trucks) involved), will be posted when our newsroom comes to learn more. 

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