Crash Causes Downed Power Lines, I-70 Closure

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FRUITA, Colo.- Shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday, a single car crash near the I-70 Fruita exit (Exit 19) closed the westbound and the eastbound lanes along with the frontage road. The accident brought down power lines onto all mentioned roadways.

A Fruita Police Sergeant confirmed that a passenger vehicle was travelling eastbound when the driver lost control, left the highway, struck a fence and a power pole on the shoulder parallel to the Interstate and the I-70 Frontage Road. A semi truck was also tangled up in the power lines. No injuries were reported and the driver was cited for careless driving.

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