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December 22, 2012
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Pileup closes westbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS - A 12-car pileup closed westbound Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon for about two hours Friday afternoon. Nobody was seriously injured.

The westbound lanes were shut down just after noon when multiple vehicles lost control and collided on the icy road near milepost 129, according to the Colorado State Patrol. There were 11 passenger cars involved and one semi-truck. Two occupants from one vehicle were transported to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs for minor injuries.

A white pickup, believed to be the first vehicle involved, left the scene. Anyone with information about the vehicle is urged to contact the state patrol at 970-945-6198.

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Gypsum Fire Department, Eagle County Ambulance District and the Colorado Department of Transportation responded to the scene along with the state patrol. Big Steve's Towing, Lucas Towing, Western Slope Towing and West Vail Shell Towing all responded to the scene to help recover vehicles.


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The Aspen Times Updated Dec 22, 2012 09:23AM Published Dec 22, 2012 08:54AM Copyright 2012 The Aspen Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.