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. HopperHauler

    HopperHauler Medium Load Member

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    What white Volvo?
     
  6. 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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  7. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Medium Load Member

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

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    I don't know how you drivers do it everyday.....run it cool.
     
  9. 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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