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Motorist killed when semi truck rollover spills load of pipe onto five cars


A motorist is dead after a semi truck rollover caused a load of pipe to spill along Highway 285 in Colorado. 

The accident happened on Tuesday evening at around 5 p.m. on June 11th in Conifer, Colorado. 

According to 7 ABC Denver, a commercial vehicle was heading south on Highway 285 near mile marker 232 when it veered off the highway, rolled, and spilled its load of pipes and angle iron into oncoming traffic. 

The load of metal landed on top of five vehicles. One person inside of one of the vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The wrecked vehicles and spilled load forced the closure of Highway 285 between County Road 285E, south of Aspen Park and Mile Point 232. As of 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Highway 285 was still closed between Parker Avenue and Blackfoot Road, reported 9 News.

No further information on the incident has been released. 


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