Inferno on Interstate-70: Colorado Tanker Truck Explodes in Flames After Crash, Tragic Fatality Recorded

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Video shows vehicles turning back and going in the wrong direction on Interstate 70 after an accident in Colorado caused a tanker to burst into fire.

The fiery accident outside Denver killed one person on Thursday, and the busy road was closed for several hours while first responders cleaned the scene.

Initial information indicates that a semi-truck heading westward was overheated, and it was parked on its right shoulder. The Colorado State Patrol reported on X that a car had crashed into the trailer.

A driver in the area captured footage of a raging fire blocking Interstate 70.

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As vehicles turned around, black smoke billowing from the fire could be heard.

Colorado State Patrol reported that “spilled gasoline flowed across lanes eastbound and through a culvert” and the culvert should be “inspected for damage caused by the fire.”

The Colorado State Patrol Trooper Gabriel Moltrer revealed to The Associated Press that the tanker truck involved was carrying both diesel and gasoline.

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The driver of the car was killed in the collision while the truck driver has been taken to a local hospital, authorities say.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported Thursday that “multiple small fires were extinguished and a Hazmat Team was requested.”