Horrible crash in Lakewood CO, I70 closed both directions. 12 vehicles 4 semi huge fire

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  1. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    This country sure got a problem and I don't think it's just Colorado. Yet the other day, on Hy. 285, N/S ( the only N/S) 2/3 lane south of I-70, 12:15 am, guy in a brand new pickup fell asleep, crossed center, ran into a semi, killed him, truck driver ok, then yesterday, same highway, little to the north, some 24 year old gal from NM, at 10:45 am, mind you, crossed center, ran into a semi. She lived, driver ok, but was charged with, get this, illegal passing on a right hand curve in a no passing zone at a high rate of speed and she was impaired,,,at 10;45 am. I'm glad I can sit at my kitchen table and read about this, but you guys still out there,,man, I don't what to tell you, except it's not a matter of if anymore, it's when.
    This appears to be the most popular forum on TTR, and that's a shame.
     
  2. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    What happened?
    Was there a steep hill and was he out of control or what?
     
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  3. "semi" retired

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    Now tucker, you been around the block a few times, it's pretty obvious what happened. Traffic stopped, the truck driver didn't,,,on to the next disaster coming soon to a town near you,,,
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    White volvo, explains it.. Probably no speak english
     
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  5. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    That was an old FL Century. Appeared to be pulling a flat loaded with a shipping container.
     
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  6. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Medium Load Member

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    wtf. how does that happen? that’s scary as hell.
     
  7. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    I don't know how you drivers do it everyday.....run it cool.
     
  8. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

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    Eastbound into Lakewood, he just came out of the Rocky Mountains and more than likely cooked his brakes. Been a few years since I’ve been through there but I do remember all the signs. “TRUCKERS YOU AREN’T FINISHED YET. Let it drift and keep your brakes cool.” Or something along those lines.

    It’s a pretty treacherous road to those not experienced with mountain grades.
     
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  9. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Investigators weren’t able to get close to the scene until 10 pm,when the fire was put out. The accident occurred around 5 pm,that’s 5 long hours to put out that inferno. Even with charges the driver who caused the accident is facing they still don’t know how many people exactly were killed (which means they may find more victims).
    I wouldn’t be surprised if they do find more and chances are there are probably lawyers already swarming the accident scene and hospitals.
     
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