Denver police responded to four crashes on I-70

Denver police responded to four crashes on I-70

A portion of eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for more than an hour Monday night while emergency crews responded to what was described as “serious crash” near Havana Street. But that was only a sliver of the issues drivers and first responders had to deal with on the high-traffic highway as multiple other accidents were reported in the same area.

The Colorado Department of Transportation gave the all clear for eastbound I-70 at Havana just before 10 p.m. Monday. The highway had been shut down since around 8:30 p.m. from the exit for Havana to the exit for Peoria Street for the crash.

A few minutes after CDOT sent out that information over Twitter, however, the Denver Police Department followed up with an update that it was responding to a total of four separate crashes on I-70 between Peoria and Quebec Street. Three of those accidents were on the eastbound side of the highway and one was on the westbound side, Denver police said at the time.

One of the wrecks resulted in serious injuries, according to police, though DPD did not specify which one or said what the extent of the injuries were.

The stretch of I-70 where the rash of crashes happened Monday is at the epicenter of a large widening project that has resulted in regular lane closures in some places.

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