Crash closes U.S. 6 in Clear Creek Canyon, leaves 1 person dead

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CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. – A crash involving a semi-truck and an SUV left one person dead and shut down both directions of U.S. Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon Friday afternoon.

The crash happened just after 1 p.m. between CO 119 and Interstate 70 and involved a semi-truck and a Toyota SUV.

A Colorado State Patrol spokesperson said the driver of the Toyota died in the crash and the semi driver had minor injuries.

The road will be closed for β€œthe foreseeable future,” CSP said. Traffic is being diverted in both directions at CO 119 and CO 93.

Video from the scene showed the semi-truck lost its load near a bend and that the trailer and tipped over onto the SUV. CSP said the cause and circumstances of the crash were still under investigation.

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